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IS* . ■ •• • ■ 1 

it's the Mary Baldwin Advantage 

Words from Our President 
Dr. Pamela Fox 

Mary Baldwin College will be nationally recognized as a 
leader in providing personalized, transforming liberal education. 

This is the vision of Composing 
Our Future, our 1 0-year 
strategic plan. We have been 
moving at a brisk tempo. How have 
we advanced our vision of national 
prominence — a vision so harmonious 
with the historic mission of Mary 
Baldwin, so consonant with national 
trends in higher education, and vital to 
preparing leaders for the 2 1 st century ? 
I would like to share a slice of our 
progress by highlighting two signifi- 
cant initiatives: LEAP and our 
enrollment management consultancy 
with Noel Levitz. 

Mary Baldwin College has accept- 
ed an invitation to become a charter 
campus partner in the new 1 0-year ini- 
tiative of the American Association of 
Colleges and Universities: Liberal 
Education and America's Promise 
(LEAP). With our dean and other 
members of our faculty and leadership 
team, I attended the annual AAC&U 
meeting to represent Mary Baldwin's 
historic commitment to liberal educa- 
tion as part of this national initiative. 
Our participation was made possible 
by the Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold 
and H.Ross Arnold III 2014 
Innovation Fund, created and funded 
by our Board of Trustees in 2004. 

LEAP will champion the value of 
a liberal education for individual stu- 
dents and for a nation dependent upon 
economic creativity and democratic 

vitality. As a charter campus in the ini- 
tiative, Mary Baldwin is participating 
in this nationwide campaign of advo- 
cacy for the value of a liberal 
education by sharing our innovative 
programs embodied in the Mary 
Baldwin College Advantage. And we 
will engage in national forums with 
businessleaders,K-12 educators, gov- 
ernment leaders, and funding 
agencies. I am delighted that Mary 
Baldwin College will assume a promi- 
nent, deserved place as a charter 
campus in promoting liberal educa- 
tion nationally. 

In this issue. Professor James 
Harrington eloquently discusses the 
vital imperative of liberal education — 
its historical wisdom and renewed 
vitality to prepare a 2 1 st century citi- 
zenry of global leaders. 

We are also working to ensure a 
national recruiting presence for Mary 
Baldwin College through our consul- 
tancy with Noel Levitz, the preeminent 
enrollment management firm for high- 
er education in America. The team of 
highly qualified consultants began vis- 
iting campus in October and will 
continue for the next three years as we 
aspire to create national visibility and 
recruitment draw. We will achieve this 
success by increasing the pool of 
prospective students, raising the SAT 
score requirements for our applicants, 
seeking the best "fit" of students with 

Mary Baldwin, and by enlarging our 
geographic reach. 

We also hope to increase the 
number of inquiries, applications, 
and yield. A new recruitment 
brochure for high school juniors has 
been created and mailed by our staff, 
and a new admissions Web site has 
been launched through the national 
firm of James Tower/Connexxia 
( Key to 
improving our recruiting and reten- 
tion efforts is the most judicious and 
targeted use of financial aid. We 
have been systematically analyzing 
our past financial aid practices and 
formulating new scenarios to effec- 
tively balance merit and need. 

As we move forward with initia- 
tives to realize our vision of national 
prominence, we are also beginning 
our campus master planning process 
to ensure that every dollar spent 
improving the physical campus sup- 
ports the strategic plan. We want to 
utilize existing space to maximum 
potential, and delineate a long-term 
plan for reallocation, renovation, and 
expansion of our facilities. We will be 
inviting your dialogue and sharing 
much more about this important 
process as we proceed. 

Please keep in touch . Join us in the 
continuing advance of Mary Baldwin 
College. It is an exciting time as we 
Compose Our Future. A 


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Louise McNamee '70, Chair 
Betsy Mason '69, Vice Chair 
Cynthia Luck Haw '79, Secretary 

Charles Baskervill 

Beverly Estes Bates '64 

Charlotte Berry '51 

Sally Armstrong Bingley '60 

Susan Warfield Caples '60 

H. C. Stuart Cochran 

Tracey Cones '82 

Nancy Payne Dahl '56 

Johnie Davis 

Carol Emory '65 

Ann Gordon Evans '65 

Richard Gilliam 

Ruth Bell Graham '00 

Alexander Hamilton, IV 

Bertie Deming Heiner 

Molly Fetterman Held '76 

James Lott 

Margaret McDermid '95 

Sue McLaughlin 

Jane Miller '76 

Mary Pool Murray 

Michael Rapier 

Wellford Sanders, Jr. 

Karen Saron '80 

Hunt Shuford. Jr. 

Samuel Spencer, Jr. 

Susan Stover '85 

Michael Terry 

Aremita Watson 


John Woodfin 


gnewman@mbc edu 

We w/elcome your suggestions and ideas: 
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Magazine is published two times a year by the 
Office of Connnnunication. Marketing, and 
Public Affairs. Mary Baldwin College, Staunton. 
VA 24401 © CoMPA 2005 All rights reserved 

Mary Baldwin College does not discriminate on 
the basis of sex (except that men are admitted 
only as ADP and graduate students!, race, 
national origin, color, age, disability or sexual ori- 
entation in Its educational programs, admissions, 
co-curricular or other activities, and employment 
practices Inquiries may be directed to the Vice 
President for Business and Finance, PO Box 
1500, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 
24402, phone, 540-887-7175. 

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transforming nature 
personalized liberal .; 
education — all par 
the Mary Baldwin 
College Advantage 




Things Change: A Case for Liberal Education 

From New-Fist to now, a liberal education is still the best 
tool for success in an ever-changing world. 
By jjmes Harrington 

SGA at MBC: A Point of Honor 

In SCi.Vs ~.Sth \, the students in charge talk about 
leadership, and we salute former SGA presidents 
By Carol Larson 

Gladys: By Any Other Name 

Searchmg for the origin of our mascot's moniker. 
By Dawn Medley 






Hducators Earn National Awards 

Investing 13,000 Hours 

Inspired Scientists Visit MBC 

Diverse Traditions 

Honored Visitors Educate 

Facultv/Staff Acorns 

In Loving Memory: Martha Grafton 

Rose Terrace 


VWIL: 10 Years Strong 


Biology: Discovery Method 


Changing Sports Conference 


MBC Sports Scoreboard 


Art of Reality 


Tomato Seeds: Living Art 


Professor Plays Fanny Mendelssohn 


Sizzling Hott on Strings 


From Make-Up to Margaret 



Alumnae/i Gift Shop 40 

Professor's Book List 44 

From Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65 45 

Alumnae/i in Action: Photo Album 46 

Class Notes 48 

Memories: Then and Now 50, 52, 54, 56 

MBC in the News: 2004-2005 

Sarah Kennedy 

MBC Educators Earn 
National Awards 

Sarah Kennedy, Mary Baldwin College 
associate professor of English, and Lisa 
Bowman, MBC graduate and fourth- 
grade teacher, celebrated this fall after 
receiving prestigious national awards 
rewarding their creativity. 

Kennedy was selected for a 
$20,000 fellowship from the National 
Endowment for the 
Arts and a $5,000 
grant from the 
Virginia Commission 
for the Arts, both 
awarded within 
weeks of publishing 
her fourth collection 
of poems. Consider the Lilies. She is 
using the funds to travel in Europe - 
specifically Wales, England, and 
Ireland - to gain cultural and physical 
context for the historical poems she is 
working on. 

Bowman, a 1993 graduate of the 
college's Adult Degree Program, was 
caught by surprise when she was select- 
ed as one of two 
teachers in the nation 
to receive a $25,000 
Milken Family 
Foundation National 
Educator Award. 
Called the "Oscar of Li^d Bov.nian 
Teaching" by Teacher 
Magazine, selection for the Milken 
awards is intentionally secretive and 
not even Bowman's colleagues knew 
she was being considered. She feels 
that the payoff has already come in 
recognition for her school and the 
teaching profession. ▲ 

Investing 13,000 Hours Annually 

People at Mary Baldwin College are 
gaining momentum toward one of the 
goals of the strategic plan, which is also 
an historic tradition at MBC - reaching 
out through community service. 
Community service is included explicit- 
ly in the new Mary 
Baldwin College 
Advantage - a 
series of 10 experi- 
ences that lead 
students to person- 
al transformation. 
It also helps create 
community con- 
nections, mentors 
and internships, 
and joint activities 
that are the foun- 
dation of several 
initiatives in our 
strategic plan, 
Composing Our 

"It's easy to 
become secluded 
on campus, but it's 
rewarding to reach 
out," said Kamala 
Payne '05, while 
she and other 
members of the 
Association execu- 
tive committee 
planted an apple 
tree on campus on Apple Day. 

All members of the executive com- 
mittee signed a pledge to complete at 
least four hours of community service 

each month during the academic year. 
They challenged every student, profes- 
sor, and staff member to do the same. 
To keep community service high on the 
Mary Baldwin agenda, representatives 
from organizations such as Staunton's 
homeless shelter, the local chapter of 
Red Cross, 
Arts Center, and a 
Lexington shelter 
for abused women 
were invited to 
campus to share 
personal stories of 
involvement and 
suggest ways the 
college can con- 

In coming 
years, community 
service learning 
may be the focus 
of one of the col- 
lege's new 
communities. A 
group of 12 to 15 
students - chosen 
from applications 
- will live together, 
attend some class- 
es relevant to 
community ser- 
vice, host at least 
one campus pro- 
gram, and 
participate in com- 
munity projects. Other MBC students 
would be invited to take part in the 
programs and community work. The 
intention of a learning community is to 


Marcy Sims '68, Virginia Beach Public 
Library director, earned an Award of 
Excellence in the Humanities from 
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. 


Several of the college's scholarship 
donors visited campus to see 250 
financial aid awards presented to 
200 students at the annual Hot 
Chocolate Social. 


MBC's newest regional 
center for adult degree 
studies in South Boston, 
Virginia, celebrated its 
grand opening. 

A Spring 2005 

MBC in the News: 2004-2005 

encourage students to make connec- 
tions between their work in the 
ckissroom and in the world. 

A report compiled last year by the 
college's Community Service and 
Service Learning Task Force estimated 
that MBC students, faculty, and staff 
participate in nearly 13,000 hours of 
community service annually. 
Community service and citizenship 
have long been part of an MBC educa- 
tion. Some Introduction to College 
courses require freshmen to volunteer 
several hours, and campus chapters of 
service organizations such as Circle K 
and Habitat for Humanity are strong. 
Many professors include service activi- 
ties in their classes. 

Composing our Future puts 
renewed emphasis on two areas of the 
community service initiative: encourag- 
ing every student to participate in 
meaningful service as part of her Mary 
Baldwin College education, and creat- 
ing a central office or contact center to 
coordinate community service campus- 
wide. The center would organize the 
process — fielding calls from interested 
organizations seeking volunteers, track- 
ing service hours, handling promotion 
and fundraising to support community 
service, and ensuring that groups do 
not duplicate efforts — but its creation 
depends on receiving funding. 

"A lot of times, community service 
goes beyond the good feeling you get 
from being benevolent," said Nebula Li 
'07, a member of the campus chapter of 
Circle K. "You really see results." ▲ 

Inspired Scientists Visit MBC 
1992-2005 . . . and Beyond 

As one-half of the college's two- 
woman biology department for most 
of her tenure, Mary E. Humphreys 
taught biology, botany, and genetics. 

She provided a role model for her 
female students working toward 
careers in the sciences. Humphreys 
earned her bachelor's degree from 
Western Maryland College and her 
master's and doctorate from Duke 
University. She received grants for 
post-doctoral studies from the 
National Science Foundation and 
from MBC while a professor here. 
Humphreys also participated in Mary 
Baldwin's first international faculty 
exchange, teaching at Isabella 
Thoburn College in India in 1964-65. 
During World War II, she led an 
MBC student group. Victory Corps, 
which coordinated student volunteer 
efforts such as the sale of war bonds, 
collecting supplies, and blood dona- 
tions. Humphreys is now professor 
emerita of biology having served on 
the faculty from 1943 to 1968. In 
1992 friends and former students 
established the Mary E. Humphreys 
Biology Lecture Series in her honor. 
This lecture series brings promi- 
nent scientists to campus to interact 
with students, faculty, and staff, and 
talk about their work. It provides rich 
learning opportunities for our acade- 
mic community. 

Parsons Deuvers News About 
Breast Cancer Research 
The most recent Humphreys lecturer 
was Sarah Parsons, professor of 
microbiology at the 
University of 
Virginia. A research 
scientist and mem- 
ber of the editorial 
board for Frontiers 
in Bioscience, 
Parsons is currently involved in stud- 
ies with the National Cancer 
Institute. She serves as the associate 

director of the Cancer Center for the 
University of Virginia Health System 
and for decades has studied tumor 
progression, particularly in breast 
and prostate cancer. Parsons' presen- 
tation at MBC was "Basic Research 
Strategies in the Development of 
Novel Breast Cancer Therapies". 

Mary E. Humphreys Biology 
Lecture Series 

• 2004 Paul Cabe, geneticist and evolutionary 
hitilogist who specializes in the study of the 
spread of European starlings in America 

• 2003 Lincoln Pierson Brower, authority on 
the monarch hutterfly and research professor 
of biology at Sweet Briar College 

• 2002 Dr. Scherer Sanders, associate professor 
of medicine at Johns Hopkins University 
School of Medicine, division of pulmonary 
and critical care medicine 

• 2001 Dr. Nancy Davidson, director of the 
Breast Cancer Program at Johns Hopkins 
Oncology Center 

• 2000 Dr. Francis Collins, director of the 
National Human Genetics Research Institute, 
which led the project to map an entire human 

• 1999 Dr. Hohnes Morton, a "country doc- 
tor" who used genetics research to define 
diseases in Amish children in Pennsylvania as 
co-founder and director of the Clinic for 
Special Children 

• 1998 Dr. John Homer, paleontologist dubbed 
the "dinosaur hunter" and curator at 
Montana State University's Museum of the 

• 1997 Dr. Sheila Galloway, senior director of 
genetic and cellular toxicology at Merck 
Research Laboratories 

• 1996 Sara Nicholas, director of the Wetlands 
and Private Lands Initiative at the National 
Fish and Wildlife Foundation 

• 1995 Dr. Charles "Stormy" Atkins Mayo ID, 
marine biologist specializing in study of 
endangered whales and co-founder of the 
Center for Coastal Studies 

• 1994 Mary Murrin Painter '71, founder of the 
Virginia Native Plant Society 

• 1993 Bill Akers, president of the Virginia 
Society of Ornithology 

• 1992 Dr. Lois Lundie Spence '68, Marine 
education specialist at the University of North 
Carolina Sea Grant College Program, North 
Carolina State University' A 


Senior PEG student Roxanne 
Russell will use her coveted 
Fulbright Scholarship to live in 
Japan for a year and study 
Japanese attitudes about suicide. 
Full story, next issue. 

Mary Baldwin College Maga 


MBC's second-oldest regional cen- 
ter for adult studies welcomed 
many of its 575 alumnae/i and 290 
current students to the Roanoke 
Higher Education Center to cele- 
brate two decades of success. 


Dozens of students and 
community members 
participated in MBC's first 
DebateWatch and critique 
the final presidential 
debate prior to the 
November election. 

MBC in the News: 2004-2005 

The smiling faces of young girls cradling small African American 
and Hispanic dolls - Students spinning a dreidl and lighting a 
menorah with children from the community - A crowd gathered 
around a student spinning a tale in the tradition of Caribbean 
Ananci storytelling. These are some unforgettable images from the 
culturally diverse winter celebrations at Mary Baldwin College. 

The college's Office of African American and Multicultural Affairs contin- 
ued its popular holiday tradition of collecting and distributing Latina and black 
baby dolls to local children of color. The project, which encourages self-esteem 
in both the participants and the recipients, was a coordinated effort of many stu- 
dent groups on campus. Dolls were purchased, donated, and collected by 
students in the Ida B. Wells Society, Umoja House, Kuumba Players, Black 
Student AlHance, Caribbean Student Association, Latinas Unidas, and the Sigma 
Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., according to Rev. 
Andrea Cornett- Scott, dean of the office. 

Cornett-Scott was also instrumental in reviving a hohday celebration, called 
Las Posadas (seeking shelter). The traditional Mexican re-enactment of Mary 
and Joseph's search for shelter for the birth of Jesus had been absent from Mary 
Baldwin for a few years. Students, faculty, staff, and community residents fol- 
lowed a path of luminarias from building to building on campus, learning about 
holiday activities from a different area of the world at each stop. Cornett-Scott is 
already planning next year's Las Posadas events, and she hopes to incorporate 
Islamic Ramadan, Chinese New Year, Christmas in Greece, and other cultural 
celebrations in the future. 

Herstory 101: Untangling Our Roots provided the theme for MBC's 
Black History Month events. The month featured a one-woman show, "Rage 
is Not a One-Day Thing," by Awele Makeba, an internationally known 
writer and actor. Other events included an oratorical contest in which local 
children recited speeches and passages by influential African Americans, and 
the annual gospel music extravaganza headlined by the college's mesmeriz- 
ing Anointed Voices of Praise. A 

Honored Visitors Educate 

Mary Baldwin College welcomed 
numerous distinguished guests to cam- 
pus this academic year. Some came as 
part of annual speaker programs 
sponsored by the generous contribu- 
tions of donors; others were 
personally invited by faculty and stu- 
dents at Mary Baldwin. 

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar 
Thomas Childers, a history professor 
at the University of Pennsylvania, 
delivered a talk on "The Crisis of 
Democracy and the Rise of Hitler: 
Elections, Campaigning, and Mass 
Politics" as part of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Visiting Scholar series. Childers is the 
author of The Nazi Voter and 
Reevaluating the Third Reich. In addi- 
tion, he has completed the first two 
volumes of a trilogy on World War II, 
Wings of Morning: The Story of the 
Last American Bomber Shot Down 
Over Germany in World War II and 
In the Shadows of War. 

Smyth Leadership Lecture, and 
Smyth Business Forum 
Alumnae Judy Galloway '69, presi- 
dent and a principal of The Young 
Group - a New York City-based 
marketing company that focuses on 
beauty, health and home - and Susan 
Timmons '64, president and CEO of 
Lead Virginia, were featured speakers 
in each of the Smyth lecture series. 
Galloway, also a professor of market 
research for the master's degree pro- 
gram in cosmetics & fragrance 
marketing and management. Fashion 
Institute of Technology, delivered the 
Smyth Leadership Lecture, "Seeing 
the Future and Your Place in It." 
Timmons' presentation, "A Career 
Journey: Building Bridges," was the 
keynote address for the Smyth 
Business Forum. 


Mary Baldwin College students an 
faculty members joined hundreds Or 
others at a casting call in Lexington, 
Virginia, to try out for Steven 
Spielberg's upcoming movie War of 
the Worlds. M.Litt. student Bob 
Taylor got a callback! 


pveral MBC students attended 
-rresident Bush's inauguration cere- 
mony and galas. The college's 
director of security worked on the 
security staff for the parade in 
Washington, DC. 


MBC basketball players rebounded, 
dribbled, sprinted, and shot lay-ups, 
foul shots, and jumpers for local Girl 
Scouts who participated in the "Every 
Girl, Everywhere" basketball clinic, 
held for the first time at MBC. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Spring 2005 

MBC in the News: 2004-2005 

DoENGES Visiting Scholar 
I'oft Arthur Sze delivered a public 
lecture and taught a 
May Term course on 
the poetic image as the 
2004-05 EHzabeth 
Kirkpatrick Doenges 
Visiting Scholar. Sze is 
a second-generation Chinese 
American and the author has pub- 
hshed eight volumes of poetry, 
inckiding original work and transla- 
tions of Chinese, Italian, and 
Turkish poems. Sze is also the recipi- 
ent of several prestigious poetry 
awards including a Western State 
Book Award for Translation, a John 
Simon Guggenheim Memorial 
Foundation Fellowship, and an 
American Book Award. 

faculty/staff acorns 

Katherine Brown, adjunct professor of history 
and art, co-authored a recently published book, 
Virginia's Cattle Story: The First Four Centunes^ 
Copies autographed by Virginia Governor Marie 
Warner and Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R- 
VA, were auctioned to raise more than $20,000 
for charity. 

Jeffrey Buller, vice president for academic affairs 
and dean of the college, presented seven pre-per- 
formance lectures at the International Wagner 
Festival in Germany Buller also contributed arti- 
cles about opera to Opera Quarterly and the 
2004/2005 Season Companion of the Chicago 
Lyric Opera. He also presented a paper on Mozart 
to the Classical Association of the Middle West 
and South and gave a presentation at the 
Smithsonian Institute. 

Crista Cabe, associate vice president for commu- 
nication, marl<eting, and public affairs, was elected 
president of the College Communicators 
Association of Virginia and the District of Columbia. 

By Invitation from MBC Faculty 
AND Students 

Professor of History Gordon Bowen 
invited Eliot Brenner, former journal- 
ist with United Press International 
and speechwriter for Dick Cheney 
and Robert Rubin. Brenner currently 
serves as director of public affairs for 
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 
He covered the assassination attempt 
on President Ronald Reagan, the 
Iranian hostage rescue mission, and 
the first Gulf War, among other 
events as a reporter for UPI. He also 
co-authored Desert Storm: The 
Weapons of War. 

As a high school student, John 
Stokes participated in a historic school 
strike to protest unequal conditions in 
the African-American schools of 
Prince Edward County, Virginia. The 
school boycott led to Davis vs. County 

School Board, one of the five cases 
included in Broivn vs. Board of 
Education. Stokes, a former teacher 
and principal, has been speaking at 
high schools and colleges — primarily 
in Virginia — since 1997. Mr. Stokes 
visited the college at the invitation of 
Amy Tillerson, instructor of history. 
Haitham Rashid Wihaib, former 
head of protocol for Saddam Hussein, 
gave a public talk about life as an 
Iraqi under Hussein's reign and how 
Iraqi life has changed since Hussein's 
capture. He was invited by the campus 
chapter of College Republicans. As 
head of protocol between 1980 and 
1993, Wihaib was among a select few 
who had regular contact with Hussein. 
His duties included arranging 
Hussein's appointments, daily meet- 
ings with him, and opening and 
delivering Hussein's personal mail. A 

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Spanish 
Carrie Douglass' book, Barren State: The 
Population Implosion in Europe, was published 
and is available for purchase. 

Michael Gentry, associate professor of mathe- 
matics, served as a ludge for the mathematics 
and statistics section of the Virginia Junior 
Academy of Science. 

Lynne Mackey, adjunct assistant professor of 
music, played solo gigs with the Lynchburg 
Symphony. She also performed Beethoven's 
Emperor Concerto with the Fredericksburg & 
University of Mary Washington Orchestra. 

Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies, and 
his former student and advisee, Lin Lin Aung '03, 

edited a book, Burma's Modern Tragedy. The 
book, a collection of essays about the country's 
crisis under a military dictatorship, written by 
Burmese scholars and foreign students interest- 
ed in Burma's culture. Aung is a graduate 
student at the School of Foreign Service at 
Georgetown University. 

Pamela Murray, professor of educa- 
tion at the MBC regional center in 
Roanoke, was selected as the presi- 
dent of the Association for 
Continuing Higher Education, an 
international organization. 


Digital images of a sculpture 
of 500 shoe boxes made for 
a unique show in Hunt 
Gallery by Virginia artist Craig 

Spring 2005 • Mary Baldwin College Maga 


Top students were recognized at the 
college's annual Honors 
Convocation for being on the dean's 
list and honors list, members of Phi 
Beta Kappa, listed in Who's Who 
Among Students at American 
Colleges and Universities, and other 
noteworthy accomplishments. 

Todd Ristau, assistant professor of theatre, 
performed at the 2004 Piccolo Spoleto Festival 
with several other actors from No Shame - an 
amateur, no-holds-barred theatre he co-found- 
ed in 1986. New No Shame chapters opened 
under Ristau's guidance in 2004 in Staunton, 
St. Louis, and Newport News, Virginia. 

Carey Usher, assistant professor of sociology, 
authored two entries for the Health and 
Medicine section of the Encyclopedia of 
Sociology, to be published in 2006. 

The team of Communication, Marketing, 
and Public Affairs earned two awards from 
the non-profit Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education (CASE) The team 
earned a special merit award for the plan to 
communicate the college's new strategic plan, 
including the full-color Composing Our Future 
brochure and other mailings, A special merit 
recognition was also awarded for the Mad 
Hatter Tea Party invitation (Spring Fling). 


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MBC in the News: 2004-2005 

(^^^ IKE THE UBRAio that is the academic heart of the 
^^ \college and bears her name, Mary Baldwin College 
Dean and Professor Emerita of Sociology Martha 
Stackhouse Grafton was the institution's heart and 
soul for 40 years. Although she retired more than 
30 years ago, her influence and presence are felt 
here today. Martha 
Grafton died February 8, 
2005 with two of her 
daughters by her side. She 
was 96 years old. 

Born in South Carolina 
in 1908, Mrs. Grafton 
earned her undergraduate 
degree from Agnes Scott 
College. Just shy of her 
22nd birthday, she started 
work at Mary Baldwin as 
assistant dean and instruc- 
tor of history. Named dean 
of the college in 1938, Mrs. 
Grafton served as assistant 
to the president through 
the difficult years of World 
War II and stood in as act- 
ing president four times. 
She remained on the 
administrative staff until 
1970. She earned a master's 
degree in history from 
Northwestern University 

and was awarded an honorary doctorate from 
Mary Baldwin College in 1989. 

The Grafton name is associated with an 
important college award: The graduating senior 
with the highest grade point average is given the 
Martha S. Grafton Award. Alumnae are inducted 
into the Grafton Society - named for Dr. and Mrs. 
Grafton - when they reach their 50th reunion. 

Mrs. Grafton was uncompromisingly dedicat- 
ed to education. She also served as president of the 
Association of Virginia Colleges, president of the 
Southern Association of Colleges for Women, 
chair of the Conference of Academic Deans of the 
Southern States, and was a member of Staunton 
City School Board for 14 years. After her retire- 
ment, she spent several years on the college's 
Advisory Board of Visitors. 

"How can you have a college without books.' 

'At Mary Baldwin, 
presidents came and 
went, but for half a 
century it was Dean 
Grafton who gave 
the college continuity 
and stability. Today, 
hundreds of women 
in this country and 
abroad may look to 
her as a primary 
source of the values 
and standards that 
guide their lives.' 

You can't," said Professor Emeritus of Music 
Gordon Page, a close friend of Mrs. Grafton. 
"How could we have Mary Baldwin College with- 
out Martha Grafton? We couldn't." 

"Her legacy is the college, as simple and as 
profound as that is," Page added. Like almost 

everyone Martha Grafton 
met, she made an indelible 
impression on him during 
the more than two decades 
they worked together. 
During that time, she start- 
ed the longstanding college 
tradition of singing A 
Hymn to Mary Baldwin, 
written by Page, at 
Commencement and other 
significant events. 

The following excerpt 
from a 1969 issue of the 
student newspaper 
Campus Comments further 
illustrates Mrs. Grafton's 
unfailing humility: 

When the Trustees, 
ready to tell her their 
choice of name If or the 
college library], called 
upon her in the late after- 
noon of April 18, 1968, 
Dean Grafton faced the 
group and said "What have I donef Do you 
want to fire mef " 

"She grew up with this College. The changes 
that Mary Baldwin went through in which she 
played a part are mind-boggling," said Ethel 
Smeak '53, professor emerita of English. 

Mrs. Grafton likewise inspired awe in Dr. 
Samuel Spencer Jr., who served as MBC president 
for several years during her tenure: "Martha 
Grafton was one of those exceptional women's 
college deans in the era when only men were con- 
sidered able to serve as college presidents. At 
Mary Baldwin, presidents came and went, but for 
half a century it was Dean Grafton who gave the 
college continuity and stability. Today, hundreds 
of women in this country and abroad may look to 
her as a primary source of the values and stan- 
dards that guide their lives." ▲ 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 






Case for libe 


By James Harringtl 
Professor of Educati? 
Adult Degree Program 
Mary Baldwin College 

''New-Fist was a brilliant educator and thinker of prehis- 
toric times. He watched the children of his tribe playing 
with bones, sticks and brightly colored pebbles, and he 
speculated on what these youngsters might learn that 
would help the tribe derive more food, shelter, clothing, 
security, and, in short, a better life. 

Eventually, he determined that in order to obtain food 
and shelter, the people of his tribe must learn to fish with 
their bare hands and to club and skin little woolly horses; 
and in order to live in safety, they must learn to drive away 
the saber-tooth tigers with fire. So New-Fist developed the 
first curriculum. It consisted of three basic subjects: 
(l)Fish-Grabbing-with-the-Bare-Hands, (2) Woolly-Horse- 
Clubbing, and (3) Saber-Tooth-Tiger-Scaring-with-Fire. " 

— The Saber-Tooth Curricidwn by Harold Benjamin 

El ven if you are not familiar with 
I Benjamin's parable, you probably 
^have guessed that New-Fist's cur- 
riculum enjoyed only temporary success 
because changing conditions ultimately 
altered the ecological and political realities 
of the tribe and made these subjects obso- 
lete. Yet, long after it became obvious to 
many that the tribe's curricular approach 
needed to change — to take into account 
the disappearance of the woolly horses 

swift antelopes and ferocious glacial 
bears — the tribal elders continued to 
resist change. 

Ultimately, the new thinkers pre- 
vailed, as they usually do. But their 
struggle illustrates some truths about a lib- 
eral education and sheds light on the 
difficulties we sometimes experience when 
justifying the study of abstractions in a 
world which increasingly values immedi- 
ate and concrete application of learning. 
We often hear about education focused on 
specialization. We, who believe in a 
broader education process, must make a 
case for the value of a liberal education. 

One such truth is that learning which is 
rooted in the circumstances of a particular 

place and time - specialized learning — may 
be adequate to address the challenges of 
that setting. But if material factors change, 
and if no provision has been made for 
responding to that change, then the learn- 
ing will become useless. Another truth is 
that educational philosophers generally 
embark on their curricular ruminations 
with a mental picture of what a product 
of the curriculum would look like, think 
like, act like. A business manager (engi- 
neer, doctor, etc.) needs to know how to 
do certain things and the purpose of edu- 
cation is to impart these things. 

It is precisely in this area that the aims 
of a liberal education are the most com- 
prehensive, ambitious, and indispensable. 
A liberal education strives to do no less 
than prepare its recipients to operate as 
persons who are fully free, with, as we say 
at each Mary Baldwin College 
Commencement, "all of the rights, privi- 
leges, and responsibilities" befitting free 
persons. This is a lofty objective. It 
requires scope and patience, whimsy and 
discipline, hard work and imagination. 

What sorts of attitudes, skills, and 
abilities comprise the "mental equipment" 
of the liberally educated person? Classical 

continued on page 10 

Mary Baldwin College Maga 

read Shakespeare and the Bible 
That's what I call a libera 

Things Change continued from page 9 

What /sThat, 

I have been asked over the past few 
months what, exactly, is a ■ 
"personalized, transforming liberal 
education"? I know many of you 
have experienced this first-hand at 
Mary Baldwin College. I think it 
means the education and preparation 
of the whole person, one-by-one, 
individual by individual, which makes 
it personalized, and transforms Mary 
Baldwin students through a holistic 
process that integrates academic 
learning and student development. 

Transformative education places 
the student's reflective processes at 
the core of the learning experience. 
The idea of transformative learning 
reinforces the root meaning of liberal 
education itself — freeing oneself from 
the constraints of a lack of 
knowledge. Transformative learning 
always occurs in the active context of 
students' lives: construction of 
knowledge; construction of meaning; 
and construction of self in society. 

'^'■om Dr. Pamela Fox, 
i/lary Baldwin College 

and medieval scholars thought in 
terms of The Seven Liberal Arts, also 
known as the trivium (grammar, 
rhetoric, and logic) and the quadrivi- 
um (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, 
and music.) These categories have 
retained their currency through the 
centuries because they offer a mean- 
ingful structure for, as Mortimer 
Adler puts it, developing "the facul- 
ties of the human mind, those powers 
of intelligence and imagination with- 
out which no intellectual work can 
be accomplished." Reading and 
writing with power and discernment, 
listening and speaking with intelli- 
gence and judgment, and reasoning 
with clarity and validity: these are 
the aims of the triviiim. The 
quadrivium extends our understand- 
ings into the realm of science, 
concerning itself with the critical arts 
of observation, measurement, calcu- 
lation, and proportion. 

An education rooted in such 
principles is, by its nature, portable 
and perennial. It proceeds from the 
broadest conceptualizations and it 
focuses on skills which empower the 

action and discourse at the highest 
level. It serves as a framework within 
which the individual may continue to 
grow, adapt, and transform. It pro- 
vides tools for the journey such as: 

1. A habit of inquiry. The courage 
to ask questions and to follow the 
answers wherever they may lead; to 
question what you see and to wonder 
■-■t'~—- what you cannot see. 

2. A sense of context. A recogni- 
tion that events have antecedents and 
contributing causes, and that histori- 
cal, sociological, religious, economic. 

mundane affairs. 

3. A spirit of experimentalism. 

A willingness to try solutions, to eval- 
uate their success, and to discard 
them in favor of the better idea when 

4. A Jiealthy distrust of one right 
answer. A certain benign skepticism 
toward formulations which seem too 
facile, too hasty. 

5. Comfort in the company of 
genius and folly. The capacity to 
learn from women and men of extra- 
ordinary ability or profound failure 
(and sometimes both at the same 
time), whether encountered in litera- 
ture or in person. 

6. A framework for making and 
defending ethical judgments. 

The discipline of operating according 
to a conscious and consistent set of 

7. Tools for understanding and 
expressing aesthetic preferences. 

The ability to critically identify and 

'race in human creative endeavor. 

and I can shoot dice. 

— Tallulah Bankhead, 

renown film star and stage actress in the 1930s and 40s, 
who attended Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1913 with her sister Eugenia. 

8. Versatility and resourcefulness. 

The willingness to face change with 
confidence in one's ability to apply 
proven concepts and master new 

9. Language skills. A mastery of 
language sufficient for the examina- 
tion and expression of complex ideas. 

10. Humility. An inclination to avoid 
becoming too impressed with the 
grandeur of one's own ideas and 

tive list, but it captures the most 
valuable and memorable elements of 
my own undergraduate educational 
experiences and it reflects what we 
strive to help all of our students 
accomplish at Mary Baldwin College. 
Quoting from the college catalog, "At 
Mary Baldwin we live the liberal arts. 
The faculty of Mary Baldwin College 
believes that an education grounded 
in the liberal arts will: 
• develop in students an aware- 
ness of the important role 
played by dialogue in the pur- 
suit of knowledge. 

• provide a background needed for 
enduring intellectual engagement 
and creative expression, 

• prepare students for responsible 
citizenship both in their own 
society and among other peoples 
of the world, 

• liberate students from prejudice, 
intolerance, and ignorance, 

• inform the heart, enlighten the 
conscience, and discipline the 

To fully value these and other 
such benefits of liberal learning, we 
are required to take the long view, to 
remember that education, properly 
understood, has aims which are dif- 
ferent from those which we normally 
associate with job training. Liberal 
learning helps us look down the road 
and provides us tools with which to 
chart a course through the uncertain- 
ties of the future. 

These are good tools, indeed. 
Their value will ripen with age, 
experience, and increased responsi- 
bility. They look beyond the first job 
we land after college and equip us 
for the surprises and opportunities of 
a career and a life well-lived. A 

Liberal learning helps us look down 
the road and provides us tools with 
which to chart a course through the 
uncertainties of the future. 

A Classical Education . . . 
Otherwise Known as a 
Complete, Guaranteed, 
Positively Time-Tested 
Exposure to the Liberal Arts 
in 30 Minutes or Less" 

By Jeffrey Buller, Vice President of Academic Affairs 
and Dean of the College 

This is an excerpt from an entertaining 
oral presentation created and presented by the 
Dean of Mary Baldwin College. Those of you 
attending Homecoming 2005 had the opportu- 
nity to enjoy the entire presentation during 
lunch that weekend. 

In light of our discussion about a liberal 
education, Dean Buller supports the value - and 
fun - of having a classical, i.e. liberal, education. 

One of the most commonly cited maxims 
in ancient Greece was "Nothing Too Much." 
That concept was considered to be so impor- 
tant that, in antiquity, it was constantly 
attributed to Thales of Miletus, who was 
regarded as one of the Seven Wise Men of the 
ancient world. 

(Thales got his status as one of the seven 
wise men for saying that everything in the uni- 
verse is made of water ... an idea we now 
know is completely wrong, yet we still go on 
saying that he was pretty smart anyway. Now, 
Eratosthenes who figured out the world was 
round about 2,000 years before Columbus, 
and actually calculated the circumference of 
the globe using nothing more than two pointy 
sticks - somehow Eratosthenes never quite 
makes the "wise man" cut.) 

Anyway, "Nothing Too Much" also 
appeared on an inscription that was some- 
where near the entry to the oracle of Apollo at 
Delphi, even though no one can ever quite 
agree just where it was. 

Greeks were always saying variations of 
the same thing. "Moderation is best." "Keep 
to the Golden Mean." "Know your limits." 
And we, as good Americans who are justly 
proud of our classical heritage, every time we 
hear "Nothing Too Much," we want to run in 
the opposite direction. We don't believe that 
nothing can be too much. We believe that you 
can't be too thin or too wealthy, that if some- 
body loves you it's no good unless they love 
you . . . all the way, and that we should 
Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the 
Negative, and Don't Mess with Mr. In- 
Between. Well, I'm here to tell you that the 
ancient Greeks were all about Mr. In-Between. 


SGA members oversee the sigrning of the honor pledge on Charter Day. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 


By Carol Larson 

This academic year marks the 75th anniversary of student government and the 
honor system at Mary Baldwin College. Student Government Association history 
at this college is replete with students who have taken extraordinary pride in 
student governance and managed it judiciously, seriously, respectfully. 

It was during the first year of the col- 
lege presidency of Dr. Lewis Wilson 
Jarman - and one of his chief goals - 
that a student government and honor 
system was organized. He brought in 
Elizabeth Pfohl as dean of women to 
manage its development. With her 
young assistant, Martha Stackhouse 
(later Grafton), the two women guided 
a student committee in the formation 
of SGAm Spring 1929. 

Dean Pfohl noted that "...we 
spent many hours discussing the 
honor system, how it would be really 
implemented. I have great respect for 
the integrity of these students who 
were officers of the association. They 

took this more seriously than any- 
thing else they did. They were leaders 
in the college and as such were 
looked up to with respect by the rest 
of the student body." 

The first formal meeting of SGA 
took place September 14, 1929, when 
students ratified the constitution draft- 
ed the previous Spring, and introduced 
officers, who had been elected in 
Spring, including President Wilhelmina 
Eskridge Beard. That marked the first 
Charter Day. From that time to the pre- 
sent day, all students sign the oath of 
honor and accept responsibility as 
members of their student government 
during Charter Day at the beginning of 

each academic year. 

The student paper. Campus 
Comments, recorded the first Charter 
Day as follows: "There was an atmos- 
phere of dignity and a realization of the 
true meaning of the occasion which 
made the simple ceremony beautiful. 
Perhaps the alma mater was never sung 
with a greater realization of the ideals 
of love and service and loyalty set forth 
in it lovely lines." 

That January of 1930, Dr. Jarman 
reported to the college's Board of 
Trustees that the start of the SGA was 
"the outstanding and possibly, the 
most far-reaching achievement of the 

Fast forward to 2005. Year 75 of SGA. 

Victoria Ten Broeck 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

The year of the SGA presidency of 
Victoria TenBroeck, who will graduate 
this May. She became involved in stu- 
dent government early, in first grade, in 
fact. Her parents were active in PTA, 
and to Vicky, it seemed exciting, even 
fun, to be involved in governance. "To 
be honest, as a first grader, it was just 
really cool to sit with the sixth graders 
at lunch and meetings," she remem- 
bers. She would go on to earn several 
leadership awards during high school 
years, including the Bridgewater 
Leadership Award, and The College of 
William and Mary Leadership Award. 

When the time came to choose a 
college, Vicky planned to go to Florida 

State University. She had a friend 
whose sister attended Mary Baldwin 
and so she also visited MBC. "It was so 
friendly, and it was clear I wouldn't be 
'just a number'. I felt 1 would mature 
faster here - without the boys around - 
and classes were smaller and more per- 
sonal. That weekend I decided to go to 
Mary Baldwin. It was a good deci- 
sion," she says now. 

Vicky wasted no time getting 
involved at MBC. At first she consid- 
ered the college's cadet corps, Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership, but 
soon decided to invest more time in 
student government. In her freshmen 
year, Vicky represented students in 

Busy lady (I to r) The TenBroeck family at the 2005 Relay for Life, Dr. Fox and \/icl<y on Charter Day, getting ready for Signature Ball 
with friends, working with Professor Roderic Owen on during her Apple Day community service project 

Spencer III as their Senator, and in her 
sophomore year, she was senator for 
Memorial Residence Hall. Junior year 
she became parliamentarian, but was 
subsequently elected to fill the open 
position of vice president of the SGA. 
As a senior, she made the decision to 
run and was elected president of the 
Student Government Association. 

"It is a big decision to run for this 
office. There are sacrifices involved. 
I'm sure my grades would have been 
even better if I didn't have an average 
of 20 meetings every week," she says. 
She has standing meetings for the 
Senate, SGA executive council, and 
STARS (Student Alumnae Relations 
Society), which she joined in her 
sophomore year. She also represents 
the student population as a member 
of the college board of trustees. She 
meets regularly with Dean Diane Kent 

in Student Life, her thesis advisor 
Assistant Professor Paul Callo, and 
even the college president. Dr. Pamela 
Fox. This SGA president has also made 
it a goal to attend at least two games in 
each sport this year, and support club 
events and activities planned by 
Baldwin Program Board and other stu- 
dent organizations. Add to all that the 
numerous and varied presentations she 
makes on behalf of Mary Baldwin to 
internal and external organizations. 

Vicky is co-leading a revamped, 
extracurricular program called 
Women Involved and Seeking 
Excellence (WISE) - an intensive 
seven-week, leadership enrichment 
workshop. Attendees must be nomi- 
nated for participation. There is 
little downtime in her hectic sched- 
ule. Her cell phone is always on. 
"You never know when there will be 
an emergency - like, one time, we 
were on alert for a flash flood warn- 
ing," she says. 

For this, the 75th anniversary of 
SGA, her goals for student government - 
which she started planning during 
Spring and Summer of 2004 - would 
be three-fold. She had read previous 
student surveys about their govern- 
ment and she was determined to show 
interest in, and support, student activi- 
ties — to be more visible, and maybe 
more approachable. If recent 
surveys are a good indica- 
tion, she achieved her 
goals, receiving high marks 
in those areas. 

Another goal - and 
one she is passionate 
about - was to advance 
the community service ini- 
tiative of MBC's strategic 
plan. She launched her com- 
munity service project during 
Apple Day when her executive 
council planted an apple tree on 
campus to announce the call for 
pledges to do community service. She 
asked faculty, staff, and students to 
agree to perform four hours a month 
of community service. She had about 

100 takers (only 10% of whom are 
faculty or staff). Her own commit- 
ment has included volunteer time for 
many of the on-campus projects SGA 
launched under her leadership such as 
an event for tsunami relief, a food 
drive that resulted in a pizza party for 
the winning students, and her ongoing 
work as a mentor for Relay for Life. 

Her third major goal was to unite 
the executive council, which includes 
eight members: SGA president, vice 
president, secretary, treasurer, chairs of 
Honor Council, Judicial Board, 
Residence Hall Association, and 
Baldwin Program Board. She led the 
group through an eight-hour seminar 
about effective leadership, enlisted 
their support and commitment to her 
community service agenda, and found 
other methods to assure they were all 
on the same page at the same time to 
manage student government. 

How would Vicky, as the 75th 
anniversary Student Government 
Association president, like to be remem- 
bered? "I think it would be nice if 
people remembered - and continued - 
the community service commitment. 
And, that I was a personable leader," 
she says, almost shyly. And what 
would she say to all students about 
their life on campus and student gov- 
ernment in particular? "Get involved! 
Ask questions. Don't complain or criti- 
cize, if you aren't willing to be 
involved," Vicky suggests. 

The biology major has applied to 
graduate school. She plans to earn a 
master's degree in coastal environmen- 
tal management. When Vicky has also 
earned her doctorate, she would like to 
be an independent consultant on envi- 
ronmental policy, possibly for a 
non-profit organization. Her ultimate 
dream? "To create a marine science 
camp for underprivileged kids," she 
smiles. This dream, from the student 
government president who believes that 
"to lead, you must serve others." ▲ 

" SGA and honor system history, along with the histori- 
cal quotes in this piece, were gratefully pulled from by 
Patricia Menk, published in 1992, and by Mary Watters, 
published in 1942. 
Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 


Q: How best to underst 
student leaders at Mar] 

A: Talk to them. « 



,dwin College? 

One evening in late February, we met some of the 2004-05 student leaders in the 
relaxed setting of The Nuthouse in Hunt Dining Hall. It was just after elections for 2005-06 leaders, and 
just before new officers would be installed. This group of student leaders did not require prompting to speak, 
but engaged readily in conversation. It was clear they had worked together as leaders, as well as individual- 
ly within the organizations they headed. They are undeniably bright, engaged, committed, and ambitious 
in a thoughtful way. And more than half of them will be graduating in May. By way of introduction: 

Christina Christina Barry 

Freshman Class President 2004-05 

Major: International Relations 

Double Minors: History and Political Science 

Brittany Brittany Biedsoe 

Sophomore Class President 2004-05 
Major: Business Management, Pre-Law 

Lesley Lesley Fondren 

Junior Class President 2004-05 
Major: Marketing Communication 
Minor: Psychology 

IVIei-IVlei Mei-Ling Fye 

First Captain, Virginia Women's Institute 
for Leadership 

Major: Asian Studies 

Double Minors: Music and Leadership Studies 

Also president of Mary Baldwin's chapter of 
Omicron Delta Kappa, national honor society 
for leadership; and president of VWILs chapter 
of Army Aviation Association of America. 

Maria Maria Kwon 

Senior Class President 2004-05 
Double Majors: International Relations and 
Asian Studies 
Minor: Leadership Studies 
Also president of Alpha Lambda Delta, 
national honor society for academic 
excellence of freshmen; president and 
founder of Asian Student Union; and 
Physical Training Cadre with MBC's 
Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership. 

Kam Kamala Payne 

Judicial Board Chair 

Ma)or: Biochemistry 

Double Minors: Psychology and Education 

Also captain of the tennis team 

Vicky Victoria TenBroeck 

Student Government Association 

President 2004-05 
Major: Biology 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 


KJL All of you had some experi- 
ence in leadership roles before 
college. Why have you chosen 
to take on leadership roles? 

Brittany: I just thought I could do it, 
and it feels [now] like something I 
have always been doing. 

Maria: I like the idea of making a 
difference and bringing people 

Kam: I think I have always liked 
being involved, to be in a position 
to change things. And I want to 
excel in everything I do. 

Mei-Mei: I never really wanted to 
stand out; I was encouraged to try 
leadership roles. It wasn't some- 
thing I planned for myself. 

Lesley (just before she has to leave): 
My parents encouraged us [she 
and her siblings] to be mature, to 
lead ourselves as well as others. 

Christina: Same thing — I've just 
always been involved in things 
like student government. This 
year, I felt like I was the candidate 
who really liked the people in my 
class - 1 ran for that reason, not 
because it would look good on 
my resume or whatever. 

All: They all register agreement that 
no one should lead if all they 
want is a boost to the resume 
because the sacrifices are too 
great, and if you don't genuinely 
care about your constituents and 
the greater-good, you won't be a 
good leader. 

Vicky: I don't think I thought about 
if I could be a leader. It's just that 
being involved is exciting. 

Kam: She [Vicky] won't say this, but 
she's very creative and has ideas 
that no one else thinks about. 


At this point in time, what do 
you believe makes someone a 
good leader? 

Vicky: It's really important to serve 
others before yourself. 

Kam: I agree. And you need to set 
realistic goals. You can set high 
goals, but they should be 

Mei-Mei: You need to be yourself at 
all times. 

Christina: Yes. Not one way in front 
of a crowd and another way in 
private. You need to be approach- 
able, too. 

Mei-Mei: I also think you should 
make things enjoyable for the 
people you lead. They have to 
respect you so that when you 
asked them to do something they 
may not understand, they do it 
because they trust you. 

Brittany: It's important to do things 
for the right reasons. 

Maria: To stand up. 

Kam: To do what you think is right, 
even if other people don't agree. 

Vicky: I also think [leaders] need to 
be accessible, be involved in as 
much as they can be. 

Mei-Mei: I think you have to learn 
from your mistakes - and admit 



We have a long tradition of 
developing women as leaders 
at Mary Baldwin College. How 
has being a student at MBC 
helped you become the leader 
you are now? 

Brittany: The all-women environ- 
ment makes a big difference. We 
have more opportunity here and 
maybe more confidence since it's 
all women. 

Vicky: Our small size means we 
know people on campus; it's a sis- 
terhood that you care about. 

Kam: The diversity has made such a 
difference in learning about all 
kinds of people, how they think 
and why they do what they do. I 
came from a very small town and 
this was such a new experience 
for me at Mary Baldwin. 

Vicky: The size of our campus [pop- 
ulation] means that we have real 
authority as leaders. Kam and 
her group 113 members of 
Judicial Board] have complete 
ownership of judicial matters. 

Maria: We all have ownership or 
authority within the organization 
we lead. 

Some of you are minoring in 
leadership studies, and some 
of you are taking classes in 
leadership. All of you have 
leamed skills in leadership 
having been leaders. How 
have those skills made a dif- 
ference in other aspects of 
your life? 

Christina: I'm learning that you real- 
ly 'put yourself out there' as a 
leader. I know how it feels to be 
criticized for things and to be 
used as a scapegoat for problems. 

Brittany: Actually, being a leader has 
helped me with my relationship 
with my father who is in the mili- 
tary. I didn't really understand 
why he always had to be so 
scheduled and organized. Now I 
understand because I've had to 
become really organized to man- 
age my schedule. My planner is 

All: Everyone jumps on the planner 
'thing' — big nods all around, 
knowing looks, some even glance 
in the direction of their calendars 
(just to make sure they are close 
at hand). 

Kam: I have learned 'balance' so I 
can get things done. I schedule 
everything to fit it all in. 

Vicky: And to make time - even 
schedule time - just for me. 
Sometimes you just need to take 
an hour or two to zone-out, have 
fun, and not work. 

Christina: I'm learning how to han- 
dle when people talk behind your 
back or talk about you to other 
people in a way that's meant to 
hurt you or bring you down. 

Vicky: I've learned to find out about 
all sides of a situation or issue 
before 1 decide what I think. And, 
I've learned that it's frustrating 
when people who don't partici- 
pate in things, complain about 

VX Have you had mentors or 
guides at Mary Baldwin to 
help you process your ideas 
about leadership? 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

Vicky: Dean Diane Kent has been 
there tor me through m\ whole 
presidency and I could talk freely 
about issues and ideas - especially 
about things I couldn't discuss 
with other people because of con- 
fidentiality. And Lynn Gilliland 
[executive director of alumnae 
activities]. She vi'as the 50th SGA 
president when she was a student 
here. She knows what it's like to 
be in this position. 

Kam: I have to say that Greg Meek 
lassociate dean of Student Life] 
has been there for all of us [every- 
one nods enthusiastic agreement]. 
He's been great in helping with 
advice. And, Dean Scott [director 
of African American and 
Multicultural Affairs] — she 
always tells you exactly what she 

Brittany: Actually, I would say Kam 
and Vicky have been mentors. I 
would say Lynn ]Gilliland], too. 
She really taught me to step up 
and serve others. And, Dr. Bowen 
Iprofessor of political science]. 

Christina: I go to Maria [Kwon] and 
my big sister on campus, Ashlee 
Short. I also go to Professor 
Franzen [assistant professor of 
historyl and Dr. Zaro [adjunct 
instructor of Arabicj for advice. 

Maria: Dr. [Brenda] Bryant [director 
of VWIL and acting vice president 
of enrollment management! is my 
ideal of what a leader should be. 
She has been my role model 
because she sets a good example. 
Dr Bowen has mentored me 
throughout my years at MBC. 
He's helped me learn to stand up 
and voice my opinion about 
things I strongly believe in - even 
if others do not agree. 

Mei-Mei: General Bissell [comman- 
dant of cadets for VWIL] has 
helped me a lot with things like 
everyday management, delegat- 
ing, organizational politics, even 
about looking after the people I 
lead. My father has been a very 
important mentor, and Lynn 
[Gilliland|. I have to add that I've 
gotten great advice from some of 
the officers at VMI [where she 
does ROTC workj. 


How do you think you will use 
your leadership skills in the 

Vicky: It's been a challenge to learn 
how to make time for work and 

Mei-Mei: 1 think I've learned the 
most when things were toughest 
or most difficult. I've done things 
that really make me nervous 
either because I've never done 
them before or I didn't think I 
could do something. Getting 
through those times, even when 
you're nervous, gives you confi- 
dence. So in the future, when I 
have to do something that makes 
me nervous, now I know I can 
face it. 

Kam: I know now you have to work 
from the inside out. For us 
[Judicial Board[ to be respected, 
we had to be solid as a group 

Vicky: We've all worked really hard 
to act as one board, one voice, 
before we go before students or 
make decisions. 


What are some of the hard 
lessons you've faced as lead- 

Mei-Mei: I think you have to make 
sure you acknowledge good peo- 
ple when they do well, as much 
as counsel people who are not 
doing well. 

Vicky: I guess sometimes I lose 
patience with people who don't 
get as much done. Probably 
because I know how much one 
person can do. 

All: They have each found it very 
hard when they've had to take 
someone out of a position or seri- 
ously discipline someone. And 
they all agreed they've learned 
that even though it's hard, it usu- 
ally benefits others and, maybe, 
helps the individual they've dis- 
missed or disciplined take stock 
and move on, even improve. 

Kam: The buck really does stop 
with the leader. Even when you 
haven't personally done some- 
thing wrong, \ou have to step up 
and take the fall for your team. 

Mei-Mei: Actually, I've had to learn 
not to take all the blame for 
things other people do. 



Fveryone laughs, and agrees. 

n/lost of you will hand off your 
leadership roles soon and 
graduate. How are you feeling 
about that? And what's next 
for you? 

Vicky: Our uistallation is in 

.March and I'm probably going 
to cry through the whole thing. 
It will definitely be a bittersweet 

Kam: I once had nothing to do one 
day and at the end of that day I 
was more tired than usual. But, I 
think it will feel a little like the 
weight of the world is lifted off - 
even though we did not have a 
single trial this year! It has been 
good to see things through other 
people's eyes. It will be good to 
relax a little. I'm waiting to hear 
from grad school — I want to be 
a dentist. 

Mei-Mei: I'm really happy doing the 
things I'm doing. I don't really 
want it to end. I think it's really 
important to learn to adapt and 
listen to others who've had expe- 
rience. As a cadet in \'W1L, I will 
commission and be a 'buner-bar' 
[2nd lieutenant] starting at Ft. 
Gordon in Georgia. 

Brittany: It's hard for me to slow 
down. When I go home, I'm 
wired for the first few days. I feel 
like I have learned to take it all in 
and I'm ready for what's next. I'm 
going to continue my studies 
towards a law degree. I'm plan- 
ning to work in juvenile law. 

Maria: I definitely have more self- 
confidence and I want to apply 
what I've learned to whatever I 
do. I've applied for a Fulbright 
grant to study for a year in Korea, 
learn the language and attend 
grad school in international eco- 
nomic policies at American 
University. ▲ 



Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 



fFmn f/ie ^^es\^ of 

SGA Presidents Past 

Wilhelmina Eskridge Beard '30 

When Wilhelmina Eskridge Beard was attend- 
ing her first classes at Mary Baldwin, she had 
no idea that in a few years she would become 
the first president of the first Student 
Government Association at the college. The 
first student executive committee was appoint- 
ed by Dean Pfohl and her assistant, Martha 
Stackhouse Grafton, and their cooperative 
efforts produced the first student handbook. 

"Momma dearly loved the school," says 
her son. Dr. Graham Beard. When cleaning 
out her desk, he found old letters from his 
mother to his grandmother, recounting 
Sunday evenings with the president of the col- 
lege and Flora Stewart, her favorite professor 
of English literature. 

Dr. Beard created the Wilhelmina Eskridge 
Beard Scholarship in memory of his mother. 
The award goes to deserving students, particu- 
larly those studying drama. 

Josephine (Jodie) Hannah Holt '44 

She completed a double major in chemistry and 
biology, and was elected president of the 
Student Government Association after three 
years of involvement. Jodie Holt was a busy 
senior. She also met the man she would marry 
as he prepared to go to war as a B-26 pilot sta- 
tioned in England. "My overall experience of 
having served on student council was very 
rewarding," Holt said. 

She describes the foundation of SGA as 
"based on personal honor and individual 
responsibility." Those values stayed with her as 
she raised four children and worked as a con- 
trol chemist for a pharmaceutical company. 
Years later and after many homes in different 
states, Holt found her ideal career working 
with prospective students in admissions at 
Hollins University. 

Now retired in Charlottesville, Virginia, 
she devotes time to the Alliance of Interfaith 
Ministries assisting people who have financial 
difficulties, and she is treasurer of Deep 
Pockets, her investment club. 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Robinson Harrison '55 
Almost 50 years ago, the Korean War was 
winding down, Elvis Presley made his television 
debut, and Betsy Robinson was president of the 
student government at Mary Baldwin. "It was 
a different world. Completely," Harrison said. 
It was during her term that SGA first grappled 
with drinking (alcohol) rules. 

Besides her career in student government, 
Harrison was active in music at the college, 
earning her degree in vocal performance. After 
graduation and marriage, Harrison made use of 
her voice major by helping with church choir. 
She volunteered with 4-H and other church- 
related activities. Harrison also worked as a 
finance officer, secretary, and teacher for home- 
bound high school students before focusing full 
time on raising a family. 

Harrison continues to create music and also 
crafts visual art. She and her husband once made 
hand painted miniatures of Mary Baldwin build- 
ings and strucmres in historic downtown 
Staunton. She sold her work to the MBC Alumnae 
Gift Shop and other stores. You will find some of 
that work at 

Susan Warfield Caples '60 

When she first set foot on the Mary Baldwin 
campus, Susan Warfield Caples '60 was not 
ready to fill a leadership position. "As a fresh- 
man, I didn't have the self-confidence to take 
on roles like that," she said. Little did Caples 
know that in her senior year she would be pres- 
ident of the Student Government Association. 

She describes the experience as challenging 
but very gratifying and fulfilling. "The SGA 
presidency matures you and offers insight into 
the student body, the college, and oneself," 
Caples said. After graduation she served in 
many leadership positions as her kids were 
growing up, in schools. Cub Scouts, and sports 
teams. Caples also volunteered for American 
Cancer Society, United Way and various hos- 
pice programs. 

No matter what she is doing, Caples has 
stayed involved with Mary Baldwin. She helped 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spnng 2005 



with various alumnae chapters around the 
country and has served as president of the 
Ahimnae/i Association. She is a current mem- 
ber of the Mary Baldwin College Board of 
Trustees and maintains a connection with the 
SGA. "I admire the current SGA leaders so 
much," Caples said. "They're a wonderful 
group of young women." 

Claire (Yum) Lewis Arnold '69 

How does a Baldwin woman use her experience 
as president of SGA to propel her into a success- 
ful career in business and community service? 
Just ask Arnold '69. She describes her leadership 
experience working beside other student officials 
and administrators as a significant boost toward 
executive positions in major corporations - like 
her tenure with Coca-Cola - and leading her 
own companies. 

She feels that working with college admin- 
istration helped her interact more easily with 
corporate executives in the business world. She 
refers to what she learned at MBC as "tools 
I've continued to use." Arnold ran a distribu- 
tion business for 15 years, turning a $30 
million enterprise into one with over $1.2 bil- 
lion in sales. She serves on the board of 
directors of three companies on the New York 
Stock Exchange, and also runs Leapfrog, an 
information systems technology service 
provider. Arnold said that her leadership style, 
collaborative rather than dictatorial, started to 
develop at Mary Baldwin. 

Her leadership style also comes into play in 
service to the community. Arnold has served on 
the MBC Board of Trustees for nearly two 
decades, five of those years as chairman of the 
board. "I believe that giving your time and 
energy when you can, is how you connect with 
what you care for most," Arnold said. 

Lynn Gilliland '80 

The 50th SGA president was determined to "get 
everyone on the same page." As a senior, Lynn 
Gilliland had seen communications between 
administration and students become rocky. 
"Because 1 was a good student, I think I had 
some credibility with administration and facul- 
ty. I feel like we did improve communication 
that year," she said. Gilliland was a student 
leader before coming to Mary Baldwin, and 
stepped up her involvement once she got here, 
first as a freshmen Senator, then president of 
the sophomore class, several roles as a junior, 

and finally, as SGA president. 

A high achiever who has never slowed 
down, she credits her liberal education with 
opening many career doors. "I've not been 
specifically trained to do most of the things 
I've done in my professional life. My ground- 
ing in liberal arts has allowed me to go in 
many directions. My leadership background 
gave me the courage to try things," she said. 

After five years in banking and eleven 
years in medical practice management, she 
returned to Mary Baldwin to do something 
she felt passionate about as executive direc- 
tor of alumnae/i affairs. Gilliland has also 
spent countless hours mentoring student 
leaders on campus and is remembered 
largely for teaching that to lead, you must 
serve others. "The key is that you have to 
'live' it, you can't just memorize the phrase. 
The year of my SGA presidency was one of 
the most challenging of my lifetime - and 
that's saying a lot - but I would do it again 
because of the insight it gave me about 
individuals, groups and myself." 

Janaan Hashim '89 

She participated in so many activities during 
her four years at Mary Baldwin, Janaan 
Hashim '89 can hardly remember them all. 
Between theatre, sports, and leadership posi- 
tions in Senate and Campus Activities 
Association, not to mention organizing road 
races. Spring Break trips, and a video year- 
book, one wonders how Hashim found time 
to complete a double major (one with honors) 
and serve as president of Student Government 

"Find your niche and allow it to help you 
grow," Hashim recommends. "Most impor- 
tantly, enjoy what you do." 

Hashim credits her Mary Baldwin educa- 
tion with encouraging the leadership skills she 
continues to develop. "The open, supportive 
environment allowed students like me to 
become leaders when, if we were at larger 
schools, we might have fallen between the 
cracks," Hashim said. "I truly believe that 
MBC's leadership training, formal and infor- 
mal, always plays a role in my life." ▲ 

These expressions from past presidents of the 
Student Government Association were compiled 
with information from interviews conducted by 
Samantha Sprole '06. 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 


By Any Other Name, Just Wouldn't Be Our Squirrel 

By Dawn Medley 
Someone out there must know. 

A name like Gladys doesn't just fall out of 
the sky and become a college mascot's 
moniker overnight. 

Was she named after someone's 
mother, aunt, sister, girlfriend? A famous 
figure? A saint? A leader? Was there an 
influential Gladys in Mary Baldwin 
College's history? 

We went looking. Not because we 
thought knowing where Gladys originated 
would reveal a great truth about MBC or 
because it is an absolutely vital piece of 
college history but, primarily, just to see 
what we could find, and to have fun. At 
the beginning of our search we thought 
we might never find her. Bill Pollard, the 
college archivist who is rarely stumped by 
obscure trivia about Mary Baldwin 
College, just shook his head and smiled. 
"I can't say I haven't been asked that 
before. I haven't been able to find out," he 
said, a hint of humor in his voice, as if he 
really wanted to add, "Ask me something 
I can answer." 

Pollard has helped enlighten 
many inquisitive minds about 
when and why Mary Baldwin 
started using the squirrel as its 
mascot. The squirrel is a promi- 
nent feature in the Baldwin 
family coat of arms. This may 
be why the furry friend was 
integrated into the official college 
seal in 1929, and later, adopted by 
the college's sports teams. 

Pollard wasn't ready to throw 
in the towel on Gladys, though. He sug- 
gested talking to another guardian of 
institutional history who was a bit closer 
to the subject - Betty Kegley, professor 
emerita of physical education and health, 
who has long been associated with the 
athletic department. 

"When I came to Mary Baldwin 
there was no mascot," said Kegley, who 
worked at the college from 1960 to 1998. 
"I remember the squirrel becoming our 

mascot sometime in the 1970s, and I 
think that she might have earned her 
name in the 1980s or 90s." 

Kegley brought Mary Ann 
Kasselmann, athletic director at Mary 
Baldwin College in the 1980s and 
1990s, into the discussion. The 
women tossed around a few 
hypotheses, but nothing 
stood out as a clear 
answer. Kegley suggested 
we talk to Nancy Poole 
Mclntyre, a former 
fundraiser at the college 
who regularly wore the 
squirrel costume to donor 
and alumnae/i events during 
her tenure from 1990 to 1998. 

In the meantime, we wondered 
what the current athletic director, Donna 
Miller, knew about the unusual name. 
After all, she is probably the one who 
hears and uses it the most these days. 

"Nobody that I've talked to knows 
where it came from, but a lot of people 
ask," Miller chuckled. "I'm tired of not 
having the answer to that question. I'm 
sure a lot of people will be happy to know 
when you find out!" 

The search temporarily stalled. 
Then Mclntyre, who now works at the 
Darden Graduate School of Business at 
the University of Virginia led us to Anne 
Holland '88, senior director of alum- 
nae/i projects at MBC. Another 
conversation with Kegley reinforced the 
suggestion to talk to Holland - who has 
worked at the college since 1989 - and 
she did not disappoint. She had another 
lead for us to follow. 

Ken Armstrong was the one who 
knew the story behind Gladys, Holland 
assured us. 

A few messages and a few weeks 
later, Armstrong laid out the humorous, 
litde-known story. While he worked at the 
college between 1981 and 1987 - first as 
assistant to the president and later as vice 

president for institutional advancement - 
Armstrong lived in the campus' Little 
House (associated with Rose Terrace, 
please see story on page 22) and often 
went to student activities, many of which 
were sports events. It was no secret that, 
although he thoroughly enjoyed 
cheering on the Squirrels, he 
thought the college needed a 
more fitting, noble mascot 
to achieve respect in the 
athletic arena. Armstrong's 
colleagues in institutional 
advancement, communica- 
tion, and alumnae/i affairs 
often joked with him and 
pulled pranks on him in refer- 
ence to the squirrel, and he 
laughed along with them. 
At a weekly staff meeting of institu- 
tional advancement personnel in 1985 or 
1986, Jack Burkhalter, director of the 
Annual Giving, announced a team-build- 
ing activity called "name that squirrel." 
Armstrong realized that, although having 
an opening activity to start the meeting 
was not unusual, this one intended to fur- 
ther harass him about the college mascot, 
but he played along. 

The winning name, announced after 
each team member had written one 
down and passed it to Burkhalter: 
Gladys! Chosen by Burkhalter purely for 
its distinctiveness, the name was submit- 
ted by John Wells, the director of 
communication at the time (and no rela- 
tion to a current faculty member with 
the same name). 

It wasn't Wells' mother's name, or the 
name of any relation. He wasn't even 
thinking of anyone famous - although it 
wouldn't hurt to be associated with leg- 
endary singer Gladys Knight. 

"I just liked it," Wells explained. 
"It was the most unorthodox, random 
name I could think of for a squirrel. I 
never thought it would be chosen and, 
when it was, I never thought it would 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

be heard outside that office." 

It was. Wells was later updated about 
Gladys being used as the "official" name of 
the mascot by Lee Johnston Foster '75, a 
former colleague at MBC. 

"I was floored," he said. "Naming 
the squirrel - which I didn't know 1 was 
doing in any official capacity at the time - 
is undoubtedly my most profound legacy 
at the college." 

As it turned out, we learned that a 
few people at MBC we hadn't talked with 
at first could have led us to Gladys much 
quicker, but then ... we would have lost 
the joy of the journey. 

Foster, who was a student at Mary 
Baldwin before there was a squirrel or a 
name for her, is amused that Gladys start- 
ed out as an inside joke and is now a part 
of Mary Baldwin College lore. 

"It kind of makes you wonder about 
other parts of the college's folklore, like 
Ham and Jam, and how they started," 
she said. Hmmm ... we thought. 
Uncovering the mystery of Gladys, we 
realized any other name wouldn't work. 
Imagine Amy the Fighting Squirrel, or 
Beulah, or any one of myriad other com- 
mon or not-so-common names. None of 
them would do. We're glad it's Gladys. ▲ 


Gladys and the Chocolate Factory 

Unbeknownst to us . . . While we were busy "Finding Gladys',' others on campus 
were planning to highlight our favorite squirrel at one of the college's much-antic- 
ipated annual events, Spring Fling. For the past few years, themes for the 
end-of-year party for seniors have been undeniably fun - a toga party and the Mad 
HatterTea Party from Alice in Wonderland, for instance. The 2005 celebration con- 
tinued the history of creative themes with Gladys and the Chocolate Factory. 

Drawing on elements of the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, stu- 
dents were enticed to the April 5 event with invitations created by wrapping a 
chocolate bar in a "Golden Ticket." 

The event, sponsored by the Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors, the 
Office of Alumnae/i Activities, and the Student Alumnae Relations Society 
(STARS), is a time to congratulate seniors and welcome them as soon-to-be 
alumnae. A 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 






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Rose Terrace 

By William Pollard, Mary Baldwin College Archivist 



In 1914 W. W. King, business manager of 
Mary Baldwin Seminary, suggested that the 
Board of Trustees purchase the house and 
lot just north of Hill Top Residence Hall. He 
stated that this would give the school needed 
space for outdoor activities but that the house 
on the property would be of little use, except 
perhaps as faculty housing. Its location was 
too "exposed" for students, he felt. His rec- 
ommendation to make the purchase was based 
on the value of the lot. 

That undervalued house is now on the 
national and state registers of historic places. 

The brick Italianate house we know as 
Rose Terrace was built for Holmes Erwin in 
1874. With a belvedere (open, roofed gallery) 
and glass conservatory on the south side, it 
was said to be the costliest home in Staunton 
at the time of its 
Some years later 
Mr. Erwin sold 
the house to the 
Bruce family. In 
1914 it was 
bought by Drs. 
Catlett and Whit- 
more, and was 
operated as the 
Augusta Sanato- 
rium until 1919 
when Mary 
Baldwin Semi- 
nary acquired it. 

As suggested by Mr. King five years earli- 
er, the house was rented to a faculty member, 
W. R. Schmidt, professor of music, whose fam- 
ily occupied it for a decade or more. 

In 1934 the house was refurbished and 
became the home of the college's president. 
Dr. Wilson Jarman. For the next 12 years, it 
was the setting for many of the college's 
social events. Weather permitting, events 
took place in the rose garden, and it was 
probably at this time that the name Rose 
Terrace was first used. 

In 1946 when ill health forced Dr. 
Jarman to resign. Rose Terrace became a dor- 
mitory to meet the needs of an increased 
student population. 

So it was that the next president. Dr. Frank 
Bell Lewis, and his family lived for four years in a 
different house rented for them by the college. In 
1951, the Lewises moved into Rose Terrace, and 
Mrs. Bruce Wiggin — widow of Dr. Lewis - 
remembers how well the house lent itself to gra- 
cious entertaining. As official college hostess, she 
planned freshman receptions, board dinners, fac- 
ulty suppers, and garden parties for seniors and 

Following the Lewis administration. Rose 
Terrace became a dormitory yet again, this time 
as French House where only French was spoken. 
It remained such until the mid-1970s, when it 

was converted into 
office space to 
f house the dean of 
§ students and her 
^ staff. Today it is 
s occupied by the 
< college chaplain, 
2 the director of 
> African-American 
!^ and Multicultural 
g Affairs, the 
o Learning Skills 
° Center, the direc- 
tor of the 
M.Litt./MFA pro- 
gram, and the 
director of Sponsored Programs and Research 

Adjacent to Rose Terrace is a small brick 
building that may have been the kitchen for the 
big house in its earliest days. It is known as Little 
House and for years was the home of the Junior 
Class president. Now it is used for storage. 

Mary Baldwin College is applymg for a grant 
to fund restoration of Rose Terrace to its former 
grandeur. Despite the harsh appraisal by Mr 
King, it has for many years proved to be far more 
valuable than the land on which it stands. ▲ 

Taken in front of the Bickle House, now 

left: Rose Terrace used as the French House - 1960s - 1970s 

Dr. Brenda Bryant, director of VWIL and acting vice 

president of enrollment management at MBC 

(from a quote in Campus Comments, MBC student newspaper) 

"Our alumnae are doing exceptional things. Their 
success will contribute to the visibility and success of 
the program. I've always imagined someday a VWIL 
graduate would return and serve as director or 
commandant. It could happen." 

Brig. Gen. IVlike Bissell, commandant of VWIL 

(from a quote in Campus Comments, IVIBC student newspaper] 

"I think VWIL has grown and prospered faster than 
anyone anticipated." 

Cynthia H.Tyson, 

Mary Baldwin College president emerita: 

" I '.vatched the precision and competence of the women 
who paraded for the anniversary revue, knowing that 
every class before them had been equally successful. I 
saw before me the embodiment of self discipline — the 
primary ingredient of leadership. I saw teamwork; I saw 
commitment. I felt honored to be one with these 
women and with all the VWIL women since 1995. 

"Out of a complex set of issues — legal, political, 
and social — we built a superior and exemplary educa- 
tional program. VWIL is the premier leadership program 
for women in the nation — an educational program that 
is weighty and demanding, producing the finest results 
for the women who pass through it." 

Kristy Wheeler '01, a former First 
Captain, now Special Agent in the 
United States Air Force Office of 
Special Investigations in Japan: 

"Being present for the 10th anniversary 
made me proud to be an alumna. Each 
year, the corps gets better and more 
diverse. It's good to know that a high 
level of respect still exists." 

Heather Wakefield '06 and VWIL cadet 
(from a quote in Campus Comments, MBC 
student newspaper): 

"VWIL gives female cadets a chance to 
build their skills in a single sex environ- 
ment. I found it easier to go to VMI [for 
ROTC training days! and speak up 
because of my leadership training from 
VWIL. The program helps our ladies grow 
up and take responsibility. We also have 
to deal with time management — a skill 
people don't usually get until they are out 
of college and in their jobs." 


James Glllman, 

MBC professor of religion: 

"As a faculty member who was here at 
the beginning of VWIL, I can honestly 
say no one knew what the future would 
hold for the program. Today, it is fulfilling 
and expanding its mission, and it has 
helped bring unique recognition to Mary 
Baldwin College." 

Maj. Gen. John Knapp, superintendent 
at VMI when VWIL started: 

"Based on the success of the first 10 
years, I am confident that VWIL has 
proved its case and is going to contin- 
ue to educate "the whole woman." 
They are going to make enormous con- 
tributions to society." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 



by the Numbers 



VWIL Alumnae 


Alumnae who have accepted com- 

missions in U.S. armed forces 


Percentage of female cadets in 

Virginia programs who are in VWIL 

(including Virginia Tech andVMl) 


Percentage of female minority cadets 

in Virginia programs who are in VWIL 


Current cadets in VWIL 


MBC students who are not cadets 

but are members of the corps' 

40-person marching band 


Opportunities for student leadership 

at MBC, including those within VWIL 


Number of all-female cadet corps in 

the nation: VWIL 


The time every Friday morning for 

VWIL formation 


MARCH 18 & 19, 2005 


Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

Picture This! 

Don't miss the VWIL Anniversai 
pages online which include pho 
tos from New York City on Marc 
17 and the celebration parade a 
MBC on March 18. You will find 
nnedia coverage, program infor- 
mation, biographical material 
about honored guests and more 
www. mbc. edu/vwil/anniversary 


Discovery Method 
Reigns in MBC 
Biology Studies 

By Dawn Medley 

"We believe the best way to 
learn science is by doing it." 

So states the first sentence on the biology 
facu]t\''s Web site at Mary Baldwin College. 
They don't mince words about the depart- 
ment's philosophy. 

Visitors to Pearce Science Center — 
where biolog}' offices and classrooms are 
located — will not find rows of gleaming 
microscopes unmarred by student finger- 
prints. Instead they will see new equipment 
scaaered among pieces that are affectionate- 
ly worn and dutifully cared for; so they still 
function with precision. They will see, not 
one, but two electron microscopes that — in 
contrast to many colleges — are not off-lim- 
its to students. Once trained, MBC students 
can access them with the turn of a key. 
During the Spring semestei; observers can 
also see evidence of student research and 
lab experiments - self-designed senior 
projects like Veronica Stokes' spiders spin- 
ning webs in the dark next to tanks where 
Victoria TenBroeck tests sea urchins to see 
how they respond to different wave- 
lengths of light. 

"It's what some people call the 'dis- 
covery method,'" said Lundy Pentz, 
associate professor and division coordina- 
tor: "When a student looks at a 
yards-long double helix strand of DNA 
that she extracted herself, she realizes the 
truth in what everyone has told her before 
about its incredible size. She gets it." 

"I bet none of the faculty in this 
department got into science because they 
liked listening to lectures," he added to 
emphasize the hands-on practice of biol- 
ogy at MBC. 

Unlike large universities where "les- 
son" often translates to "lecture," Mary 
Baldwin biology students are introduced to 
the college's labs and equipment practically 

"day one," said Eric Jones, associate 
professor and department chain, who 
specializes in botany and ecology. 
After completing an introductory bio 
ogy course, students are eUgible to 
take an intense May Term course with 
Paul Deeble, assistant professor, to learn to 
use both the transmission and scanning 
electron microscopes at MBC. Although 
not all of Mary Baldwin College's instru- 
ments are new, they are up-to-date and 
there is at least one example of a new 
model in each lab, said Deeble, who teaches 
genetics, anatomy, and physiology courses. 
Faculty are imaginative and inventive, often 
generating their own lesson plans and labs 
to best use the available resources. 

Sometimes they want to get out of the 
classroom. The Shenandoah Valley is a per- 
fect place for outdoor biology studies. 
"There are several academic disciplines 
where being in Staunton is a great thing; 
biology is, unquestionably, one of them," 
Jones explained. Within a 30-mile radius of 
the college, students can experience a 
2,000-foot change in elevation and study 
plant and animal habitats on both east- and 
west-facing mountain slopes — ideal condi- 
tions for comparing the effects of 
environmental factors. Field studies at 
dozens of nearby streams and protected 
wilderness areas are easily accessible during 
a typical class period. 

Assistant Professor of Biology Paul 
Callo's courses - ecology, environmental 
issues, zoology, and ornithology - beg for 
outdoor instruction, and he is happy to 
oblige. "This is not a place where we learn 
through computer simulation; we are out 
there observing it," he said. 

Nina Baxley Rogers '92 graduated 
long before Callo became joined the 

department in 2003, but she still credits 
outdoor biology classes with sparking her 
interest in nature writing. Baxley, an 
English major and biology minor, co- 
authored the trail guide 50 Hikes in 
Louisiana: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks 
in the Bayou State in 2004 and is working 
on other articles for publication. "I'm no 
longer intimidated by science, and I know 
that my education at Mary Baldwin gave 
me confidence and ease to accept the job 
to write my book and pursue the research 
it involved." 

"I didn't even realize I liked biology 
until I took a class at MBC," said Baxley, 
who earned her master's degree in English 
from Louisiana State University. "If I had 
stayed at the co-ed institution where I 
started college, I probably would never 
have taken more than the minimum sci- 
ence requirements." 

Women who study at single-sex col- 
leges are more likely to explore and major 
in subjects that are not considered tradi- 
tional for females, such as math and 
science, according to the National 
Association for Single Sex Public 
Education. There were 32 biology majors 
at MBC in 2004-05; 17 of those are 
seniors. Students at women's colleges also 
continue toward doctorates in math, sci- 
ence, and engineering in 
disproportionately larger numbers than 
their peers at co-ed schools. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

The students' active role in their 
biology studies begins when they realize 
professors will delve deeper into a subject 
or even alter plans if students show inter- 
est in exploring a different aspect of a 
subject. It culminates when they choose 
and execute their senior research projects. 
From Annie Hewitt's analysis of cross- 
resistance in penicillin antibiotics to 
Sarah Pierce's study of how the thickness 
of liquid diet drinks affects eating habits 
of mice, senior thesis topics from 2004- 
05 reflect students' diverse interests and 
keep professors on their toes. 

Junior biology major Jenny Chen 
said her experience with equipment, pri- 
mary sources of information, and 
developing and testing her own hypothe- 
ses were gave her a distinct advantage 
over students from other colleges with 
whom she attended a workshop at the 
House Ear Institute in Los Angeles last 
summer. "Others, even from larger uni- 
versities, didn't seem as prepared to do 
research as I was," she said. 

"We produce students who can hon- 
estly say they know what it means to do 
authentic research," Jones said. As an 
added practical exercise, all students are 
also required to craft a grant proposal as 
if they were asking an organization for 
support for their work, an essential skill 
in their professional lives. 

Anna Henley '02 has no doubt that 
her biology major and her original 
research - studying a thumping response 
in gerbils - influenced her career path. As 
the Shelter Smart intern at Wisconsin 
Humane Society in Milwaukee, Henley 
performs behavior evaluations on dogs, 
counsels people whose pets have aggres- 
sion issues, and trains staff and 
volunteers. She recently earned a master's 
degree in environmental studies from 
Friends University in Kansas. 

"Creativity was a must," Henley 
said about the development of her senior 
project. "The department didn't have all 
the equipment or facilities to explore ani- 
mal behavior on a large scale, but with 
some quick thinking, re-arranging, and 
the help of the professors, I was able to 
do an animal behavior study anyway." 

"When I talk to people who went to 
other colleges about the lengths to which 
my professors went to make sure I suc- 
ceeded and, most of all, learned 
something, they think Fm exaggerating," 
she said. "I'm not." A 

Biology Students Get Feet 
Wet for Creek Research 

By Dawn Medley 

Staunton's Lewis Creek has long been 
one of the city's nagging problems, 
and one of Associate Professor of 
Biology Lundy Pentz's most practical 
and effective teaching tools. Pentz 
recently stepped up his involvement 
with the polluted waterway, which 
runs through the city's popular Gypsy 
Hill Park and the downtown Wharf 
area, by serving on the Lewis Creek 
Advisory Committee. 

He isn't the only one on campus 
keeping an eye on the creek. Two 
senior biology majors, Erne Hurley 
and Jackie Hensley, worked on pro- 
jects in 2004-05 that monitored the 
stream, a practice started by Pentz 
and his students more than two 
decades ago. 

"We contribute to the long and 
credible history of service 
Mary Baldwin has provided 
the community," said J ' ' 

Pentz, who studied the '^ 

genetics of Escherichia coii 
(E. coli) as part of his doc- 
toral work at The Johns 
Hopkins University. 

State and local officials 
have long speculated about 
the source of Lewis Creek's most dam- 
aging pollutants. High levels of 
chlordane likely stem from a pesticide 
banned in the mid-1980s, hydrocar- 
bons linger from the city's 
coal-burning days, and fecal bacteria 
could be a result of leaks in the city's 
sewer lines or run-off from numerous 
pastures the stream runs through 
before entering the city. The 
Department of Environmental Quality 
(DEQ) has given Staunton and other 
Virginia cities with water quality 
problems until 2010 to make signifi- 
cant improvements. 

Not one to pass up an opportuni- 
ty for applied learning, Pentz has 
helped the college's biology depart- 
ment acquire hard-to-come-by 
portable water test kits - and many 

easy-to-come-by Ziploc plastic bags - 
for students to collea and test water 
samples in the field. 

Pentz's hands-on work with the 
creek began in the early 1980s. 
Joanna Campbell Swanson's student 
project was initiated by a request from 
city officials to the college, to find an 
explanation for the foul odor emanat- 
ing from under the former Leggett's 
department store where City Hall is 
now located. Swanson, class of 1984, 
completed an environmental study 
that pinpointed an area where an 
influx of sewage into the creek was 
likely, and submitted her report to 
Staunton's mayor. The project 
prompted extensive repairs to old 
sewer lines in the city. 

"My experience studying Lewis 
Creek and my education at 
Mary Baldwin, in general, 
helps me approach policy 
and regulatory work in a 
scientific and methodical 
way," said Swanson, now 
an environmental protec- 
tion specialist with the U.S. 
Environmental Protection 
Agency. "My study of biol- 
ogy and economics at MBC makes it 
easier to see issues as puzzles to solve 
and opportunities to make a differ- 
ence, rather than as problems to avoid 
or pass on to someone else." 
Pentz hopes Hurley's and 
Hensley 's projects will have similar 
practical application and benefit to the 
community. Using advanced equip- 
ment purchased with the Mary 
Baldwin Math and Science Initiative 
and a grant from the Virginia 
Foundation of Independent Colleges, 
they monitored bacteria in two 
branches of the creek that converge 
under the Johnson Street parking 
garage. Their frequent and extensive 
sampling was guided, in part, by ques- 
tions from the advison.' panel and the 
DEQ, Pentz said. ▲ 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

MBC dourts New Athletic 

By Dawn Medley 

Mary Baldwin College's 10-year 
membership in the Atlantic 
Women's Colleges Conference 
(AWCC) may soon come to an end. MBC 
was a founding member of AWCC, but 
changes in the organization's makeup 
and a desire for more challenging compe- 
tition have led MBC to apply for 
membership in the USA South Athletic 
Conference. The change would affect 
hundreds of athletes who participate in 
the eight National Collegiate Athletic 
Association sports at MBC. 

"We are being proactive for the 
future success of our sports programs," 
said Donna Miller, athletic director. 
"Being a member of USA South will be an 
important step in growing and strength- 
ening our existing programs. We hope it 
will give us better visibility and more 
prestige for our programs." 

The athletic department offers several 
reasons for a conference switch — which 
will still position the college in Division III 
of the NCAA. The question has always 
been: What is best for the MBC athletic 
program? In the mid-1990s, the answer 
was AWCC — a competitive, though fledg- 
ling, conference that had the success of 
women's athletics at its core. A decade 
latei; the reply has shifted to USA South. It 
is a conference with a longer history and 
more name recognition in Virginia. Its 
member colleges are within closer geo- 
graphic distance to MBC, minimizing the 
need for long trips and overnight stays. 
There are also more Virginia colleges in 
USA South, which creates stronger rivalries 
and will boost attendance at both home 
and away games for the Fighting Squirrels. 
Finally, the recent decisions of several 
AWCC colleges to become co-ed have 
diminished the original purpose of belong- 
ing to an all-women's colleges conference. 
USA South offers more challenging co-ed 
conference competition and will help MBC 
athletics grow and mature. Miller said. 

Looking Toward 2007-08 

The process to enter a new conference typi- 
cally takes about two years. Miller said. 
MBC is also required to give the AWCC at 
least two years' notice before leaving the 

conference. Mary Baldwin College sub- 
mitted an application for acceptance into 
the USA South in winter 2004, and USA 
South member college presidents voted in 
December to move forward with the 
application process. 

In March, MBC welcomed a commit- 
tee of USA South college president 
members, conference commissioner, athletic 
directors and associate directors, and other 
officials. They looked at MBC's athletic 
and academic facilities and talked to ath- 
letes, sports staff, and college 
administrators to determine if MBC is a 
good fit for USA South. 

Over the next few years, conference 
officials will continue their review, USA 
South athletic directors will submit a rec- 
ommendation, and, then, college 
presidents will vote on whether to accept 
Mary Baldwin College to the conference. 

MBC will continue to be a member of 
AWCC at least through 2006-07. 

Most MBC teams have played col- 
leges in USA South for several seasons, 
which will help with a smooth transition. 
Coaches are allowed to seek out non-con- 
ference match-ups to fill out their 
schedules, and the proximity and competi- 
tive level of USA South schools make them 
logical choices. MBC basketball, volley- 
ball, soccer, softball, and field hockey 
teams regularly play USA South team 
Shenandoah University. At least one or 
another MBC teams have also played USA 
South schools Christopher Newport 
University, Ferrum College, Averett 
College, Peace College, and North 
Carolina Wesleyan College. Only 
Methodist College and Greensboro 
College have not met the Fighting 
Squirrels in recent years. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

Cross Country In, 
Other Sports Out 

Joining the new conference would be a 
boost to Mary Baldwin's young cross 
country program. Many AWCC teams do 
not have cross country teams, so the sport 
is not officially recognized by the confer- 
ence and the team has to seek out 
match-ups in other conferences. Cross 
country is part of the USA South lineup 
along with basketball, lacrosse, soccer, 
Softball, tennis, and volleyball. Official 
recognition of a sport means that there is 
an automatic qualifier for winning teams 
to go to the NCAA tournament. 

"Having a conference to compete in 
will give us a conference title and standing 
to focus on," said MBC cross country 
coach Gary Kessler. "Having a goal to focus 

on, such as conference championships, gives 
the program a purpose and generates 
excitement and commitment." 

However, field hockey and swimming 
- two sports where Mary Baldwin has been 
building recognition - are not recognized 
by the new conference. MBC might have 
the option to keep those sports in the 
AWCC for competitive purposes, but 
details have not yet been worked out. 
Miller said. If field hockey and swimming 
do not remain in AWCC, they will operate 
as independent sports and likely play teams 
from a variety of conferences, much like 
cross country does in the current situation. 

Katie Spicer '06 is disappointed that 
swimming is not recognized by the USA 
South as it is by the AWCC, but she is excit- 
ed about the potential for Softball - which 
she also plays - and other MBC teams. 

Basketball Builds 

Jackie Bryan, Mary Baldwin College head 
basketball coach and sports information 
director, anticipates the tougher competi- 
tion and increased recruiting potential that 
belonging to USA South will afford her and 
her team. Bryan has actively pursued 
matchups with teams outside AWCC to 
challenge her teams and broaden their 
experience since she started at MBC five 
years ago. 

Bryan said things will not change 
much for the basketball team if MBC 
becomes a member of USA South. She is 
optimistic that the membership will be a 
selling point for prospective students who 
will recognize more colleges and universi- 
ties in the conference. 

Sophomore basketball player Melissa 
Conyers realizes that MBC's first year in a 
new conference will be an "educational 
year" when the team's record could suffer, 
but the program will grow. Conyers said 
the biggest upside for her would be 
reduced travel. "It's hard when you get off 
a bus after five or six hours," she said. 
"We notice it in ourselves and when teams 
come from far away to play us here. We 
are sluggish and not at our best." 

During its most recent season, the 

basketball team played eight games out of 
state, four of those in Pennsylvania. Few 
MBC teams play AWCC member school 
Wells College because the trip to Aurora, 
New York, is just too long. 

Second-year basketball player 
Ashaunti Kinchen '07 decided to come to 
Mary Baldwin for many reasons, but she 
said she would have taken more notice of 
the athletic programs if MBC was a mem- 
ber of USA South. 

"Any opportunity to advance athlet- 
ics at the college is good," Kinchen said. 
"On the court, it doesn't really make a 
difference to me if a school is co-ed or 
not. The strength of the program is 
what's important." ▲ 

USA South Stats 

Headquartered in Fayetteville, North 
Carolina; the conference began in 
1963 as the Dixie Intercollegiate 
Athletic Conference. 

Includes eight colleges and uni- 
versities: Shenandoah University, 
Christopher Newport University, 
Ferrum College, and Averett College 
from Virginia, and Peace College, 
Methodist College, North Carolina 
Wesleyan College, and Greensboro 
College from North Carolina. 

Added women's sports in 1981 
and was renamed USA South in 
2003. The conference now sponsors 
seven sports for men and seven for 

Also in 2003, Peace College 
became the first and, to date, only 
women's college in the conference. 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

Records are noted in the following order: 
wins-losses-ties, unless otherwise specified 

Cross Country (Fail 2004) 

Cross country is not an official sport in the Atlantic 
Women's Colleges Conference, therefore MBC 
does not have conference statistics. The team com- 
peted in six regular-season meets and the Southeast 

Hollins Invitational: 5th 
Washington and Lee Invitational: 9th 
Roanoke Invitational: 8th 
General Invitational (Lexington): 4th 
Virginia State Championships: 6th 
Hood: Loss 

Field Hockey (Fail 2004) 

Conference Record: 3-2 
Overall Record: 6-7 

Highlights: Senior Brantley Scott recorded a team- 
high 10 goals: classmate Stephanie Hatlem had 15 
saves in a single game against Sweet Briar College. 

Soccer (Fail 2004) 

Conference Record: 4-3 

Overall Record: 7-10-2 

Highlights: Sophomore Jessica Lankes scored 11 

goals, the most on the team. 

Volleyball (Fail 2004) 

Conference Record: 7-5 
Overall Record: 12-20 

Highlights: Freshman Skylar Napier recorded 10 kills 
(an attacked ball that hits the floor in play or lands 
out of bounds after touching an opponent) and 17 
digs (saving a ball attacked by a player on the oppos- 
ing team) in a match-up against Hood College: 
freshman SelinaTrevino racked up 19 digs against 
Chestnut Hill College and 15 against Hood College. 

Wondering how your 
favorite MBC team is doing? 

For up-to-date sports scores 

and information, visit 

www.mbc. edu/athletics. 


Ashley Kizler 

field hockey 

first team 


Karen Potter 

field hockey 

second team 


Brantley Scott 

field hockey 

second team 


Jessica Lankes 


first team 


Maggie Eves 


second team 


Jessica Spittle 


second team 

Cami Roa 


honorable mention 




Janice Udy 


honorable mention 

Ashley Ragland 


first team 

Ryanne McCarraher 


second team 

Kristin Guffey 


honorable mention 



honorable mention 

Katrina Scruggs 


first team 

Jessica Carter 


second team 


Rayna Henry 


honorable mention 


Sneha Bhat 


first team 


Maggie Connelly 


first team 

Shona Fenner 


first team 


Katie Spicer 


first team 


Jessie Burns 


second team 

Dam Sevier 


honorable mention 

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Basketball (Winter 2004-05) 

Conference Record 8-4 

Overall Record: 12-16 

Highlights: Junior Katrina Scruggs reached 1,000 career points 

Swimming (Winter 2004-05) 

Conference record: 2-3 

Overall record: 3-3 

Highlights: Won a three-way meet against Wells College 

and Trinity College, where Shona Fenner '07 won all three 

of her individual events. 

Softball (Spring 2005) 

Conference Record: 14-0 

Overall record: 15-22 (going into the NCAA tournament) 
Highlights: The Softball team knocked off conference oppo- 
nents one by one to earn a 12-0 record in the AWCC.The team 
won the conference championships to advance to the Division 
III National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament for the 
second consecutive year. NCAA games were scheduled at 
press time for May 13-16. 

Tennis (Fail 2004 and Spring 2005) 

Overall record: 4-9 

No conference statistics - tennis is not an AWCC recognized sport 
Highlights: Sylvia Neiser '07 won both singles and doubles match- 
es in Hilton Head, S.C., dunng the Spring Break Tennis 


State championships versus Virginia Tech, James Madison 

University, Hollins, Sweet Briar, the University of Virginia, and 

Washington and Lee University: 

Marissa Goldbeck. Sarah Brewer, Megan Huffman - 2nd place, foil 

Huffman - 3rd place, foil 

Katherine Russell - 2nd place, epee 

Mahala Burn - 2nd, Bethany Pope - 4th, saber 

The Art of Reality: student interi: 

Karia Stewart with Excessive Hunting 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

ets Current Events 

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L.ifS i-y 


At first glance, the primitive 
organisms pop from the paper. 

Looking again, they're not 
single-celled life forms: They're 
seeds. Sorghum seeds. Behind 
the seeds are other images and 
faint words. They tell a story of 
the scarring of land and skin. 

Karia Stewart's illustration 
of the over-grazing of fields in 
the Sudan, Excessive Hunting, 
IS her response to dozens of 
newspaper articles and televi- 
sion news broadcasts about 
the region's environmental 
genocide. She attached crum- 
pled, torn newspaper to a large 
sheet of paper to create a back- 
ground material that 
symbolized her intense experi- 
ence with media coverage of 
the events. 

"Newspapers are a 
powerful medium," said 
Stewart, a December 2004 
graduate. "They are filled 
with the history and life of 
society, and delivered every 
day to places where people 
study and discuss them - 
homes, libraries, schools, 
and churches." 

The unique palette also 
allowed her to be more 
personal and expressive than 
when working on traditional 
canvas. She did not need to 
prepare the canvas as a 
working surface, as is typically 
done. She was able to transfer 
her first thoughts, images, and 
burst of energy onto the paper. 
No time or impulse wasted. 

"Painting allows me to 
record the decisions I made, 
and my emotions. It's where 
I've been and where I'm 
going," she said. 

Barely 5-feet 2-inches 
herself, Stewart would not have 
been blamed if she wanted to 
keep her artwork small. She 
didn't. Like many of the pieces 
she has produced as a student 
at Mary Baldwin College, 
Excessive Hunting towers over 
her. She was in constant 
motion while creating the 7 x 
11-foot piece. 

"I like my art to be physi- 
cally demanding. I use my 
whole range of motion to 
create," she explained. 

Although Stewart likes to 
look back at her pieces to 
critique them and remember 
their genesis, it is the process 
of creation that she craves. 
Excessive Hunting is so large 
and on such a delicate medium 
that she realizes it's unlikely to 
stay long in its original condi- 
tion. The effects of time and 
wear will add to the meaning of 
her work, Stewart says. It will 
be in perpetual transformation. 

Stewart, a transfer 
student and Virginia Women's 
Institute for Leadership cadet 
from Dallastown, Pennsyl- 
vania, became serious about 
artwork as a college student. 
She was hired shortly after 
graduation as an art teacher at 
Riverheads Elementary School 
in Greenville, Virginia. A 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

Tomato Seeds, Marble 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

Dust Craft Living Artworl< 

"What kind of fool would try to compete 
with today's image culture? It's warfare, 
trying to vie for cerebral real estate," said 
Jim Sconyers, assistant professor of art, 
as he began discussing his latest project. 
Pulp Fiction. 

"It's like preaching to the choir, but I'm 
not sure the choir's listening" is how 
Sconyers, a graduate of the University of 
North Carolina and Indiana University, 
describes contemporary art. He says the 
world IS made up of images and text and 
noise constantly bombarding the brain, try- 
ing to get in, trying to stake a claim. In 
today's culture, many artists' seeds - their 
ideas, visions, and hopes for how their 
pieces can influence the world - are buried 
within their work, and remain dormant. 

Sconyers' creative seeds literally and 
figuratively bloom in his most recent series 
of works - an exchange portfolio that was 
part of the 2005 Southern Graphics Council 
International Conference. He was asked to 
contribute 13 pnnts responding to the con- 
ference theme. Power in Print: Mal<e Your 
Marl<. Jen of the prints were distributed by 
the Council to people at the conference, 
and the other three are slated for perma- 
nent collections, locations unknown. 

Pulp Fiction began with a simple piece 
of black paper. Sconyers dipped his hand in 
invisible ink and pressed it onto the paper, 
leaving a handprint. While the ink was wet, 
he shook marble dust over it. After the print 
dried, he took an airbrush and blew away 
the excess dust. He signed, numbered, and 
titled each print. 

Next, he did something unconven- 
tional by tearing apart the prints and 
putting the confetti in a blender with 
water - turning it into a lumpy slush or 
pulp. He then added 14 tomato seeds to 
the pulp and made a new sheet of paper. 
On top of this new paper, he attached 
parchment with directions to a Web site 
( home. earthlink. net/~jsconyers/ )that tel Is 
how to germinate and plant the pnnt. 

Sconyers intends for this project to cul- 
minate with a show. He will give five pnnts 
to people he knows to help tell the story of 
the art's metamorphosis. He envisions the 

art recipients participating in the allegory 
and sees them as collaborators. He wants 
them to share the tomatoes and recipes 
with friends and family, and to save the 
seeds from the tomatoes they have grown 
to plant next spring. 

Every element of the project is intense- 
ly meaningful to Sconyers. The black 
paper is his representation of life. It is 
light that burns and leaves an impression, 
he says. White is the absence of light, 
therefore nothingness. When he dusts 
the invisible ink with white marble dust, 
in a sense, killing the print. He has to kill 
It to make it visible to the human eye. The 
handprint is both a symbolic and literal 
return of the artists' hand into fine print, 
Sconyers said. His act of anointing his 
hand with ink and touching the paper 
reminds him of the laying on of hands to 

The 14 seeds in each print are tributes 
to Sconyers' daughters - seven of Pink Girl 
tomatoes (for his younger daughter, 
Gemma) and seven of Big Girl tomatoes (for 
the older girl, Cordelia). Why seven? The 
number seven is symbolic of perfection in 
Chnstian numerology. The seeds help create 
a living piece. It is no longer dead or dor- 
mant; it is living, breathing, and will continue 
to create life. The seeds in the pnnts that 
remain in portfolios or on gallery walls will 
be dormant, increasing the nsk of their 
dying altogether, he explained. 

Sconyers relates this work of art to a 
poem he read at his grandmother's funer- 
al. "Post Humus," from When I Ann an Old 
Woman I Shall Wear Purple, is about a 
woman who dies and her friends scatter 
her ashes in her garden. When the toma- 
toes grew the next season, they ate them 
and said, "That Patti, she sure is some 
tomato! " This poem was particularly 
appropriate for his grandmother, an educa- 
tor and gardener. 

Sconyers' artwork may still be relatively 
unknown, but he pushes himself to engage 
others, rather than |ust let them walk by. 
Pulp Fiction invites people to literally chew 
on his work, consume it, and digest it, so it 
becomes part of them. ▲ 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

MBC Professor Plays Mendelssohn. . . 

Fanny Mendelssohn 




When you think of a composer, whose name 
pops into your head first? Is it Bach or 
Mozart or Beethoven? Or did you think of 
Maria Hester Park or Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel or 
Amy Beach, maybe Clara Schumann, or Madeleine 
Dring? Female composers have long received less atten 
tion than their male counterparts. Lisa 
Keiter-Brotzman, pianist and Mary 
Baldwin College assistant professor of 
music and chair of the music depart- 
ment, would like to change that. 

Keiter-Brotzman did her part to 
introduce people to the work of talented 
women composers in a solo recital in 
March for Women's History Month. 
The mix of composers represented dif- 
ferent time periods and styles, and 
combined more familiar names with 
lesser-known composers to broaden the 
audience's exposure. 

"My study of the music of 
women composers is a good example 
of how one's job can inspire new 
research," Keiter-Brotzman said. She 
agreed to teach a course on women in 
music when she joined the Mary 
Baldwin faculty in 1998, but she had to do a lot of 
homework to prepare for that task. "I was very inter 
ested in the subject, but I had relatively little 

Keiter-Brotzman's music students at MBC and her 
continuing fascination with the material she found drew 

'My inspiration 
comes from the 
desire to be con- 
stantly growing 
and challenging 
myself as an 
artist. I am 
inspired by the 
music itself.' 

her deeper into research. She also began to include more 
female composers in her recitals and lectures. Her piano 
students frequently asked to learn and perform pieces by 
women, and she started giving lectures and combination 
lecture-recitals on Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, the older 
sister of Felix Mendelssohn. Clara Schumann was also 
related to a well-known composer; she 
was the wife of Robert Schumann. 
Before she knew it, Keiter-Brotzman 
built a reputation as an expert on the 
work of female composers and fielded 
many requests to include pieces by 
women in her performances. The idea 
for her recent recital featuring only 
women composers was a response to 
her audiences' growing interest. 

"This year was particularly appro- 
priate for such a performance because 
it is the 200th anniversary of the birth 
of Mendelssohn Hensel, who original- 
ly sparked my interest," 
Keiter-Brotzman said. 

In addition to Schumann and 
Mendelssohn Hensel, Keiter- 
Brotzman's program included the 
prolific! 8th-century composer Maria 
Hester Park; Amy Beach, who reportedly started com- 
posing at age four; and Madeleine Dring, a more 
modern, jazzy composer. 

"My inspiration comes from the desire to be con- 
stantly growing and challenging myself as an artist. I am 
inspired by the music itself," Keiter-Brotzman said. ▲ 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

Sizzling Hott on the Strings 


Hilary Hott '06 started practicing on a card- 
board violin at age 4. She just couldn't wait for 
a real one. Although the cutout didn't play a 
note, Hott learned how to position the wide end under 
her chin, hold the printed-on strings on the neck, and 
angle the pint-sized bow. It satisfied the precocious 
young musician for about a month. 

Little more than a decade after 
she picked up the cardboard instru- 
ment, Hott is a student in the Program 
for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary 
Baldwin College double majoring in 
biochemistry and music - not surpris- 
ingly, with an emphasis in violin 
performance. Like her skill, her instru- 
ment is more refined and solid - now 
she usually plays a 20th-century French 
violin made by Gustave Bazin. 

During her childhood, Hott 
spent much of her free time practicing 
and listening to the symphonies of clas- 
sical composers rather than the songs of popular artists 
that her peers were wrapped up in. She says playing 
violin enriched her early years, particularly when she 
was in classes with other students where she critiqued 
their work and her own. 

"Initially, my mother was the one who chose 
music for me, but I have absolutely no regrets about 
it," Hott said. Now that Hott makes her own decisions 
about her future, the violin still plays a major part. 

'Telling a story or 
communicatdng a 
feeling with music 
is, for me, an ulti- 
mate inspiration.' 

After graduation from Mary Baldwin College, she plans 
to apply to a master's program in violin performance 
and then attend medical school. Eventually, she would 
like to practice medicine and play in a doctor's orches- 
tra, common in medical communities. 

Three composers stand out as Hott's favorites: 
Mozart, Henryk Wieniawski, and 
Dmitri Shostakovich. Now 16 and a 
college junior, she played a symphony 
by Mozart with the Waynesboro 
Community Orchestra last semester, 
and her junior recital featured two 
pieces by Wieniawski and a sonata for 
violin and piano by Mozart. 

"Mozart's melodies are simultane- 
ously elegant and whimsical," Hott 
explained. "Wieniawski, a virtuoso 
violinist, wrote some very difficult 
pieces that are frustrating yet exhilarat- 
ing challenges for the performer. String 
Quartet No. 8, by Shostakovich, is one 
of my favorites. It's a haunting piece dedicated to the 
victims of fascism and war." 

"I am glad I was trained in classical music, 
because it allowed me to develop the facility to play 
many other types of music as well," she added. 

Many people - teachers, musicians, family 
members, and friends - have inspired Hott. "Telling a 
story or communicating a feeling with music is, for me, 
an ultimate inspiration," she said. ▲ 

Spring 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 


Shakespeare Students Vresent Original B£search 

Rick Blunt isn't looking for the easiest way to cre- 
ate blackface makeup; he is looking for the 
authentic way - as done in Shakespeare's time. 
Today, any number of products will transform even the 
palest actor's complexion, but Blunt, a candidate for a 
master of letters degree in Shakespeare studies at Mary 
Baldwin College, is curious about how actors in the 
Bard's era achieved blackface, particularly for perform- 
ing the character Othello, also called "the black Moor." 

Blunt is aware that actors were put in blackface for 
plays during the 16th and 17th centuries - for example, 
many members of the cast in Ben Jonson's The Masque 
of Blackness are completely darkened. "The makeup 
had to be something that didn't stain clothes or skin, 
didn't rub off onto other actors, and was somewhat 
easy to remove. I wanted to know how they made it 
work," Blunt said. 

Like more than a dozen of his classmates in MBC's 
unique Master of Letters/ Master of Fine Arts in 
Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in 
Performance, Blunt spent the academic year in the 
throes of the program's capstone project - conducting 
original research and explaining it in performance and 
written form. Some completed their work this Spring; 
others, like Blunt, will continue experimenting and writ- 
ing over the Summer. 

M.Litt. and MFA degree tracks are designed to com- 
plement each other and expose students to scholarship 
and stagecraft. Students in the M.Litt. (Master of 
Letters) program learn and practice acting, directing, and 
teaching. When they complete the M.Litt. program, stu- 
dents can pursue an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in acting 
or directing, and earn the terminal degree in stagecraft. 

Each project is designed to guide modern-day 
actors and directors to perform the plays of 
Shakespeare's time with more authentic detail. The chal- 
lenge leads students in varied directions: For example, 

Evan Crump examined how Shakespeare staged wed- 
dings, Jesse Manson explored the playwright's 
mariners, and Janie Sprouse investigated how 
Shakespeare's companies stored costumes. 

MFA candidate Megan McDonough opened the 
series of spring performances in February with Queen 
Margaret: Tiger's Heart, Wrapped in a Woman's Hide, 
her interpretation of how Shakespeare wrote about the 
highly theatrical events surrounding the queen of 
England and her role in the War of the Roses. 
McDonough 's novel take on Shakespeare's history 
lessons earned praise from Ralph Cohen, M.Litt./MFA 
program consultant and MBC professor of English. 

"I believe it is the best attempt I've seen at turning 
the unwieldy Henry VI material [a series of three his- 
torical plays] into a single piece," said Cohen, who is 
also executive director of Shenandoah Shakespeare. 
Mary Baldwin's masters program is offered in partner- 
ship with Shenandoah Shakespeare and students 
frequently perform and attend classes in the company's 
home base, the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. The 
Playhouse is the world's only authentic reconstruction 
of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. 

Blunt's work continues, and he inches toward closure 
by bringing former MBC Professor of Chemistry Betty 
Hairfield on board to help him recreate two recipes for 
blackface. One includes walnut shells as the primary 
ingredient, and another is based on lead powder (which 
Blunt will replace with a non-toxic ingredient). When he 
finds a suitable recipe, his performance component will 
involve applying the makeup and demonstrating how 
well it works by putting on a costume, kissing another 
character, and - this part is fun - sweating. 

"At the end of the process, if we are able to learn 
just one more thing about the way [Shakespeare] did it, 
if we are even just one step closer to authenticity, it is 
worth it," Blunt said. ▲ 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

of Waters that black the Face: 

A recipe from Cosmetiks, 

or The Beautifying ?art ofvhysick 

Published in 1660 

"With Chymical Instruments extract a most clear 
water, from green Walnut-shells and Guales; with 
which if you wet the face or hands, they grow black by 
degrees, like to a Ethiopian; which if afterwards you 
would restore to their former whiteness, you must 
distil Vinegar, Juice of Lemmons, and Colophonis, 
and washing with that will take off the blackness." 



Alexander Carney 
Megan McDonough 


Evan Crump 

Laura Flanagan 

Robert J. Gibbs 

Sarah Henley 

Julie Johnson 

Noah Jones 

Brandon Ketchum 

J.E. Knowlton 

roxanne koogler 

Lesley Larsen 

Mark Mannette 

Jesse Manson 

Jason Narvy 

Ann M. Pleiss 

Julie Evelyn Roundtree 

Nicole Royse 

Presentations of Original Research 

The Chronicle History of Henry V 

Queen Margaret: Tiger's Heart, Wrapped in a Woman's Hide 

Presentations of Original Research 

Shakespeare's Weddings: Staged and Described 

Henry V: Take a Soldier, Take a King 

Walking Shadow: Seif-reflexivity, Metatheatricalit}', and Free Will in Macbeth 

The Language of Silence 

A World Elsewhere: Shakespeare and the Language of Banishment 

Prompting a Hierarchy 

Base Shakespeare: Illegitimacy and High Born Bastards 

Done to Death by Slanderous Tongues 

Rhetoric of Reconciliation and Forgiveness 

The Burbage Sessions: Examining the Human Factor of Shakespeare's Rhetorical Scores 

The Actor-Manager as Director/Duke in Measure for Measure 

Shakespeare's Mariners 

Jacob the Supplanter: Jihad in Othello 

How to Make One Twain: Doubles in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama 

Dissecting Desdemona: A Character Cast Study for One of Shakespeare's Complicated Rebels 

"her brains are butter'd": Representations of Madness in Women in Renaissance Drama 

Spring 2005 A Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

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Professor's Book List 

Wondering what professors pick up to read when they set down the 
textbooks? The last few surveys in the Mary Baldwin College 
Magazine have told us that more than 60 percent of you are inter- 
ested in literature and, anecdotally, we often hear people muse about what their 
favorite professors read in their spare time. We asked our professors to share 
the tides that have recently been on their bedside tables or in their travel bags, 
and here are their responses. From time to time, we'll bring you more. You will 
also find more reading recommendations, and insight about the books chosen 
by these faculty members at 

Brian Arthur, instructor of computer 

Stories and Early Novels and Later 

Novels and Other Writings, 

Raymond Chandler 
London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd 

Mary Hill Cole, professor of history 

Elizabeth and Mary, Jane Dunn 
L'Assommoir, Emile Zola 

Virginia Francisco, professor of theatre 

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero 

Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, 
Lynne Truss 

Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special: 
More than 275 Recipes for Soups, 
Stews, Salads and Extras, the 
Moosewood Collective 

Eric Jones, associate professor of biology 

The Hornet's Nest, Jimmy Carter 

Claire Kent, associate professor of 
business administration 

Taking Sex Differences Seriously, Steven 

E. Rhoads 
"What Really Works: The 4 + 2 Formula 

for Sustained Business Success, 

William Joyce, Nitin Nohria, and 

Bruce Roberson 

Kathy McCleaf, associate professor of 

health and physical education 
Learning As a Way of Being, Peter Vaill 
Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?, 
Susan Moeller Okin 

Anne McGovern, associate professor of 

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson 
Life of Pi, Yann Martel 

Cathy Ferris McPherson, associate 

professor of business administration 

The Call of the Mall, Paco Underbill 

Steven Mosher, professor of Health Care 
Administration and political science 
Old Boys, Charles McCarry 
State of Fear, Michael Crichton 

Peggy Perozzo, assistant professor of 

Blitidness, Jose Saramago 
Word Freak, Stephen Fastis 

Jim Sconyers, assistant professor of art 

Themes in Contemporary Art, Gill Perry 

and Paul Wood 
A Glossary of Literary Terms, M.H. 


Patricia Westhafer, professor of education 

Magic Trees of the Mind: How to Nurture 
Your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, 
and Healthy Emotions from Birth 
Through Adolescence, Marian 
Diamond and Janet Hopson 

Get With the Program, Bob Green 

Great Books 
for You, Too 

The Great Books Discussion 
Group at Mary Baldwin College 
continues in fine form! Jeffrey 
Buller, vice president for academ- 
ic affairs and dean of the college, 
started the informal meetings 
nearly four years ago, and 
dozens of titles have since been 
poured over and dissected. The 
group is limited to faculty and 
staff to encourage the group to 
"let down its guard" and bond 
as colleagues, Buller said. 

Books are chosen by Buller, 
faculty, and staff, and the line-up 
for the next academic year is a 
characteristic mix of fiction and 
nonfiction, classics and lesser- 
known titles. Buller says the only 
criterion for selection of a book is 
that "it should have some degree 
of enduring significance, to have 
stood the test of time, rather than 
being a recent publication or lim- 
ited to current perspectives." A 
different faculty or staff member 
leads each discussion. 

Next year's reading list will 

Persuasion by Jane Austen 

How to Do Things With Words 
by J.L. Austin 

The Autobiography of Malcolm 
X by Alex Haley 

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 

The Medusa and the Snail 
by Lewis Thomas 

The Social Construction of 
Reality by Peter Berger 

Hard Times by Charles Dickens 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 


Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65 , president 

Kellie A. Warner '90, vice president 

Fleet Roberts Lynch '81, treasurer 

Dorian Akerman '92, secretary 

Katherine Jackson Anderson '80, Marketing/Sales Chairnnan 

Pamela Leigh Anderson '84 

Alice Blair '86 

Nancy Clark Brand '94 ADP 

Susan Jennings Denson '62 

Donia Stevens Eley '02 ADP 

AnnTrusler Faith '69 

Virginia Royster Francisco '64, Faculty Representative 

LynnTuggle Gilliland '80, Executive Director Ex-Officio 

Leigh Hamblin Gordon '78 

Helen Radcliffe Gregory '74 

Jessie Carr Haden '54 

Charon Wood Hines '95 

Christina Holstrom '80 

Susan Powell Leister '68 

Nina Reid Mack '72 

Alexis Grier Reid '95 

Carolyn Gilmer Shaw '60 

Elizabeth Jennings Shupe '70 

Ethel Smeak '53, Honorary Member 

Elizabeth Swope '66 

JaneTownes '69, Nominating Chairman 

STARS (Student Alumnae Relations Society) 

Erin Baker '07 Chair 

Drew Jacobus '05 

Megan Jones '07 

Megan Kadilak '05 

^Inmn^e/i news 

My Big Fat Spring Break 

You can experience some of Spring Break in 
Bulgaria and Greece through a photo diary online 
at (the 
pages will live in the Academic Programs section 
under the category of Study Abroad). 

Dean Jeffrey Buller recorded highlights of the 
journey and created the album. He also discovered 
he could belly dance, but swears he was dragged 
to the stage. 


Alumnae/i Association 
President's Letter 

ne of the highlights of serving as the presi- 
dent of the Mary Baldwin College 
Alumnae/i Association is meeting current 
students. My husband and I had the opportunity to 
travel to Bulgaria and Greece with students, faculty, 
and staff of the college during Spring Break 2005. We 
were enriched by the classes we attended, the sights 
we visited, and most certainly, by the interaction with 
the students. We will welcome those same students 
into the Alumnae/i Association soon. It is so impor- 
tant to keep new alumnae/i engaged and connected to 
the college. Each of us can assist by continuing our 
service as ambassadors for Mary Baldwin. 

Mark your calendars for A Continuing Education 
Experience at Mary Baldwin College to be held on 
campus October 21-23, 2005. We will "recharge our 
minds, relax our bodies and renew our spirits" as we 
participate in intellectual, cultural and self-discovery 
pursuits. Planned by the Alumnae/i Board's Continuing 
Education Committee and the Alumnae/i and Parent 
Relations staff, the weekend will showcase our facult>^ 
and staff and will foster your renewed appreciation for 
the College. Join your classmates and friends for a 
wonderful weekend experience. 

I continue to be grateful to the women serving with me 
on the Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors. They 
represent you with energy, enthusiasm and devotion to 
Mary Baldwin. We are committed to strengthening the 
college by giving our time, talents, and financial resources. 
Thank you for your continuing interest. I look forward 
to seeing some of you in my travels. 

Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65 

Spnng 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

• alumnae/i • 

in action 

Alexandria, VA 

Dining with the Dean on the 

Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ship 

October 17, 2004 

1 Francis de la Pena, Ramona David '99 

2 Christy Andrews Walls '93, Emily Oehler '93 
Diahann "Buffy" DeBreaux Watts '93 
Charon Wood Mines '95 

3 Front Row L-R Jeffrey L. Buller 

Lynn Edmonds '86, Lindsay Jones '69 
LynnTuggle Gilliland '80, Melissa Parsells '08 
Second Row LR Sandra McClain 
Ramona David '99, BIythe Slinkard Wells '00 
Rosemary Parsells '97, Charon Wood Mines '95 
Julie Schmidt '03, Crissy Jurach '03, 
Pat Holland 

Back Row LR Monty Cones, Tracey Cones 
Emily Oehler '93, Christy Andrews Walls '93 
Jessica Miller '00, Buffy DeBreaux-Watts '93 

4 Monty Cones, Tracey Cones '82 

New York, l\IY 

Reception to meet Dr Pamela Fox at 

The Colony Club hosted by Jean Grainger 70 

October 25, 2004 

5 Jane Marding Miller '76, Susan Stover '85 
Lindsay Jones '69, Judith Godwin '52 

6 Jean Grainger '70, Anne Gheesling '70 

7 Susan Stover '85, Jenny Thompson Barker '97 
Mary Beth Pitta '93 

8 Amy Dawson Zoller '87 President Pamela Fox, Joe Zoller 

9 Susan Myers '72, Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 
Susan Morey Petrillo '90 

Staunton, Virginia 
Sophomore Sit-Down Dinner 

November 8. 2004 

10 Front Row L-R, Nakita Hanson '06, Vicky TenBroeck '05 
Middle Row LR, Tammy Newcomb '05, Drew Jacobus '05 
Back Row LR, Megan Jones '07 Erin Baker '07 
Ana-Milena Fandino '05, Megan Kadilak '06 

Alison Kaufman '07 Angela Matter '07 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Luncheon at the home of Jane Carter 

Vaughan '69 

November 16, 2004 

11 Front Row LR, Kellie Owens Reams '82 

Marcia Severance McBratney '78, Peggy FlytheTeague '58 
Back Row LR, Kay Puckette Felmlee '66 
Helen Arrowood Arnold '63 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine A Spring 2005 

Roanoke, Virginia 
20th Anniversary of ADP in Roanoke 
Reception with President Pamela Fox at the 
Roanoke Higher Education Center 

November 19, 2004 

12 Judy Lipes Garst '63, Alice Parson Payne 46 
Mary Jo Shilling Shannon '53 

13 Dr. Ann Field Alexander '67 Linda Linnartz 

14 Dr Diane Ganiere. Dr Stevens Garlick 

15 Ginny Moomaw Savage '69, Lisa Bowman '98 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Luncheon at theTimuquana Country Club 

November 30, 2004 

16 Front Row L-R, Frances WentzTaber '62 

Thelma Riddle Golightly '40, Mildred Anderson Burns '48 

Lucy Tomlinson Wallace '75 

Back Row L-R. BoTaber, Laura McLaughlin Crum '69 

Evelyn Anderson Baker '47 Mary Tucker Fouraker '75 

Pat Lamberth Bruce '71 

Not pictured: Holland Roberts Gibbs '98 

Ocala, Florida 

Holiday Luncheon at Bella Luna Cafe 

December 1,2004 

17 Pat Lamberth Bruce '71 . Janey MartinTanner '48 
Meredith West '58, Joanne Lowry Marren '58 
Ryn Bmce '99 

Winter Park, Florida 

Holiday Luncheon at Chapters on Park 

December 2. 2004 

18 Front Row LR, Nancy Falkenberg Muller '67 

Dale Midgette Smith '65, LynnTalbott Muiherin '85 

Back Row LR, Lynn Amador Gotay '75 

Mary-Slater Linn '87 Donielle Weatherholtz '03 

Frances Knight Nollet '43, Florence Wimberly Hellinger '52 

Lynda Graham Mays '61, Lisa Doenng Page '95 

Lisa Carr Hogarth '86 

Winchester, Virginia 

Holiday Choral Event featuring the 

Mary Baldwin College Madrigals 

sponsored by Allison J.Young '87 
December 8, 2004 

19 The Madrigals surround Elizabeth Crawford Engle '31 

Staunton, Virginia 

Holiday Wine and Cheese at the home of 

Henry and Nancy Kunkle Carey '51 

December 9, 2004 

20 Manorie Chambers, professor emerita of religion 
Dr Patricia Menk. professor emerita of history 

21 Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65, Alumnae/i Association 
president. Tom Piazze, vice president for institutional 

22 Ethel M. Smeak '53. Ruth Peters Sproul '43 

23 Megan Jones '07 Rusty Evans, Erin Baker '07 

24 Clair Carter Bell '76, Lisa Smith Kirtz '78. Anne Coleman Knopp '74 

Spnng 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 


Westcott of Cincinnati OH: "Living full 
time in our motor home, New 
Hampshire in summer and Florida in 
winter We have 12 'grands' and seven 
'great-grands.' " 


JANET MOLLIS Doswell of Auburndale 
MA has 27 great-grandchildren ranging 
in age from 14 months to 21 years. 



Linthicum Heights MD: "I certainly can- 
not be thought of as an 'elderly lady' 
who spends her time watching soap 
operas! In September, we had a neigh- 
borhood get-together in my backyard 
with 43 neighbors. The same month, my 
sorority alumnae group started a sea- 
sonal meeting at my home with a pot 
luck. My two grandsons maintain my 
constant interest: 'number one' is a full- 
fledged 'Coastie,' stationed in 
Portsmouth and 'number two' is a stu- 
dent at University of South Carolina. I'm 
grateful for good health." 

NITA SORELLE Martin of Waco TX is 
an 86-year-old grandmother of 11 and a 
great-grandmother of two. "My three 
daughters take good care of me. I've 
been a widow for 30 years. My health Is 
good and I'm enjoying life. I attended 
MBC for one year and graduated from 
Baylor in 1940. 1 loved my year at Mary 
Baldwin and have many happy memo- 
ries of Staunton." 


MALVINE PAXTON Graham of Pulaski 
VA says she's doing fine and enjoying vis- 
its from her children and grandchildren. 

DALE PETERS Bryant of Hanover NH 

has three great-grandchildren. She 
spent a month in England visiting a 
friend and cruising the Eastern 
Mediterranean. She enjoys swimming 
and taking courses at the Institute for 
Lifelong Education at Dartmouth. 


EMILY EAKLE Morgan of Staunton VA: 
"I lost my oldest daughter Carol last 
March to Crohn's disease. In 
September, I fell and suffered a hip frac- 
ture, but am doing fine." 


Staunton VA: "Sidney and I had a won- 
derful trip in November to the Southern 
Caribbean islands. We returned to 
Staunton and spent Thanksgiving in 
Williamsburg, as usual." 


CAROLINE HUNT of Dallas TX: "Still 
busy with Lady Primrose Royal Bathing 
Luxuries, 19 grandbabies (ages 1 to 34), 
five great-grandbabies, and 2 more on 
the way! " 


Miniclier of Mt, Dora FL: "Having sur- 
vived three hurricanes in great shape; 
Ivan skipped us but hit the Panhandle." 


Des Moines lA: "In February 2004, my 
husband and I moved into a United 
Methodist retirement community called 
Wesley Homes. We have our own apart- 
ment, lots of friends, and love living 
here. I'm excited to hear about opportu- 
nities MBC students have to study 
abroad, as all three of our children had 
overseas experiences. I still play piano 
and accompany hymn-sings, thanks to 
Dr ICarll Broman and others." 


ERAH HATTEN Kliewer of Newport 
NewsVA has two grandchildren: Kacie 
Howerton, 8, and Ethan Howerton, 3. 

ANN WHITEHEAD Thomas of Round 
Hill VA: " My book, A Story of Round Hill, 
Loudoun County, Virginia, has been pub- 
lished by Friends of thelhomas Balch 
Library in Leesburg. Now, I'm learning 
to use a new computer and e-mail ! " 


EMILY REESE Smith of Charlottesville 
VA: "Happily married to Charles for 56 
years with four children, three in-law 
kids, and six grandchildren (one married 
and one engaged), I'm very blessed. 
'46 moved here last year. It's been great 
getting to know her again." 


DELL PROCTOR Hollstein of 

Fayetteville NC reports that granddaugh- 
ter Chnstine Kistler is a medical doctor 
in residency in Ml. Grandson Charles 
Kistler is a jet pilot in the U.S. Air Force, 
based in Del RioTX. 


BETSY BERRY Williamson of 

Richmond VA: "After 18 years, I had a 
replacement of my right hip. This makes 
my third hip and one knee. I look for- 
ward to Homecoming." 


year, since our four children and four 
grandchildren all live on the East Coast 
or thereabouts- Well, one is in St. Paul 
MN. Is that 'thereabouts?' See you in 
Virginia in 2006." 

ALICE HUNTER Patterson of Dublin 
GA: "My sister-in-law JAN PEGUES 
Patterson '50 died in Aberdeen MS last 
August. After leaving MBC she graduat- 
ed from Blue Mountain College in MS 
and from University of Mississippi 
School of Law. She practiced law in 
Aberdeen with her husband Robert 
Dewey Patterson, who died in 2002. Jan 
IS survived by four children and seven 
grandchildren. She had some wonderful 
times at MBC and I have some good 

BETTY BAILEY Hall of Austin TX: "The 
days go by faster and my husband and I 
move more slowly. We en|oy our friends 
in Westminster Manor and hearing from 
long-time friends around the country 
and overseas." 


Melbourne FL reports that husband Dr 
Joseph Burckhalter died last May "It 
was a difficult Summer and Fall (and the 
year before, since I was taking care of 
him in a hospital bed at home). I hope to 
get to Mary Baldwin again in the future 
— my 50th reunion in 1999 was won- 


Richmond VA: "My granddaughter 
Micah and I got together in Chicago 
while she was on fall break from 
Wheaton College. She will spend six 
weeks this summer studying in Oxford, 
England, My Marine (1 st division) grand- 
son returned safely from his deployment 
to Iraq. I have three great-grandchildren 
and am still swimming, taking a bike 
spinning class, tutonng kids twice a 
week. Life is good!" 



of Kenbndge VA recently celebrated her 
50th wedding anniversary She and hus- 
band Emerson have four children, five 
grandchildren and one great-grandchild, 

BETTY GILMER Young: "I'm serving 
my 8th church as intenm minister in San 
Rafael CA. Philip and I are planning to 
retire at Kendal in Lexington VA next 



Charlottesville VA celebrated her 50th 
wedding anniversary with husband 
Harvey at The Greenbrier where they 
spent their honeymoon. 

ANN RAWL McCain of Columbia SC: 
"Both daughters KATHRYN "KATHY" 
MCCAIN Lee '77 and PAMELA "PAM" 
MCCAIN Pearce '81 graduated from 
Mary Baldwin, Kathy and husband 
Richard live in Atlanta, Pam and hus- 
band Bobby live in Charleston. Each 
daughter has three children, and 
Kathy's son is a junior at UVA. I have a 
total of nine grandchildren and stay 
busy with family and church, First 
Presbytenan, where I've served as dea- 
con, president of the women, and 
wedding director for 20 years." 


MARGARET KING Stanley of San 

AntonioTX: "I'm busy with MKS 
Designs, my 3-year-old necklace busi- 
ness. I make all the pieces by hand, 
most are one-of-a-kind. I am a whole- 
saler, selling to stores in Texas and other 
states. My necklaces are carried in two 
major museums and a few top hotels in 
San Antonio." 

JANE WOODRUFF Lucas of Charlotte 
NC celebrated her 50th wedding 
anniversary with husband Ted in 
September with a cruise to Italy, 
Greece, and the Dalmatian Coast. 


JO ANNTHACKER West of Roanoke 
VA is adjusting to being a widow and 
enjoys spending time with grandchildren 
Winston, 13, and Elizabeth, 7. 

JOANNEVAMES Stamus of Roanoke 
VA: "I stay busy with the grandchildren: 
three who moved to Roanoke and two 
who are in Pittsburgh. I get to Staunton 

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JOANNE LOWRY Mairen of Ocala FL is 

active in Kairos Prison Ministry and loves 
spending time with her nine grandchildren. 


GALE CREWS Flory of Winston-Salem 
NC IS vice president of client services at 
TriStone Communitv Bank- 

ELLEN STICKELL Bare of Waynesboro 
VA; "My granddaughter was killed in an 
auto accident - very tragic, but. looking 
forward, we welcomed our first great- 
granddaughter and are awaiting a second" 


MARY BEALE Black We are happy to 
be retired and living in Churchville VA 
Frank is an avid gardener, hunter, and 
painter. I sing with a group called Happy 
Notes, volunteer at the Woodrow Wilson 
Birthplace, and am in a PEO chapter. We 
enjoyed visits from tour grandchildren 
last summer." 

VIRGINIA HUNT Roberts of South 
Boston VA was honored by Danville 
Community College with an associate's 
degree in humane letters. "I'm still 
involved in Destination Downtown in 
South Boston, which is now designated 
as a Main Street Community. Most of all. 
we enjoy our children and grandchildren." 

BARBARA HUNTER Stone and husband 
Jerry of Vero Beach FL spent a month this 
winter tounng with National Geographic 
Expeditions in India - "a fabulous experi- 
ence. We returned to Vero Beach — still 
recovering from the hurricanes. We spent 
Christmas in Boston with children and 
■grands,' and a new granddaughter adopt- 
ed from Ukraine. We love living in Florida 
and welcome visitors. Love seeing the 
MBC Magazine" 



Annapolis MD was honored in October 
2004 as the Anne Arundel County Trust 
and Preservation Volunteer of the Year. 
"Enjoying living in Annapolis as well as 
painting, knitting, and boating" 

ANNE COLEMAN Huskey of Newpon 
News VA reports that husband Ralph died 
last June. She spends most of the year in 
New Smyrna Beach FL. 


CAROLYN SMITH Clybum of Galveston 
TX IS president of The House Company 
Real Estate Brokers and enioys her two 

VA: "In March 2003. I started my own 
business. Vision Solutions. LLC I pnva- 
tized what I'd been doing for 19 years, 
working with the blind and visually 
impaired In December, we started a new 
Low Vision Clinic at the University of 
Virginia. Two months before I retired. 
'61 also retired from Covenant School 
and started her own business as a 
Southern Living at-home consultant. We 
love our new life" 

SHIRLEY CORBIN Menendez of North 
Potomac MD retired as director of hous- 
ing services at Georgetown University 
and IS pursuing a second career as a 
wnter. Her second children's book. S is for 
Blue Crab A Maryland Alphabet was pub- 
lished in September "I'm enjoying 
promoting the book and signing copies at 
bookstores in Maryland." 

LINDA MAYES Nelson of Cropwell AL 
reports that husband Edwin Nelson, a for- 
mer federal ludge. died in May 2003. "I 
have SIX grandchildren and live on Logan 
Martin Lake We closed Books for His 
Flock, a Christian bookstore." 

DONNA NEWMAN Hunt "My husband 
Bill and I are enjoying life in New Bern 
NC New Bern is the colonial capitol of 
this state. We have our own palace and 
lovely historical area. It's a wonderful 
place to visit." 



Wallace of Richmond VA "I adore my 
grandchildren Vaden. 5. and Latane. 2. I'm 
co-chairing the Every Member canvass for 
my church, and am chairman of Realtors 
Political Action Committee. I'm in my 28th 
year of residential real estate and love it. 
BETTY KELLEY Peple '62 royally enter- 
tained a group of 'MBC girls' for dinner - 
what a treat! Her condo is lovely and her 
cooking outstanding" 

LACEY SANFORD Hudgins of Hampton 
VA celebrated the birth of a new grandson 
last October. "Porter is the fourth boy. join- 
ing Houlder. 9. Dell. 7. and Frazer. 5 They 
live in Richmond and I enpy babysitting" 

SANDRA SYKES Gray of Alexandria VA; 
"Since retiring from full-time teaching. I'm 
enjoying four young grandchildren and 
some private tutoring." 



Wilbraham MA: "We're counting our 
blessings with our 40th wedding anniver- 
sary in December and the joy our five 
grandchildren bring into our lives. The 



How can you thank those whose love, 
support, and ideas lielped to shape your 
character, vour values, vour life? 

Fill' inroniialioii about memorial opporlunitit 
al Mary Baldwin College, call or write: 

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Spnng 2005 A Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

Hl^ l« ■ ■ LVi ■ IV^^ 

Then and Now 

Compiled by Monet Watkins '05, Student Intern 

We asked several pairs of students (then and now) 
questions to show the MBC traditions we share - no 
matter when we were at Mary Baldwin. Some of 
their answers may surprise you. 

Tell us about an experience you had at Mary 
Baldwin that you will never forget. 

"We never knew when Apple Day would be, until we 
found a red paper cut-out apple in our room when we 
woke up. The dorm mother would slip them under ^^ 
our doors. We knew then it was a holiday - no J^^^/^ 
classes, no homework. 

"Growing up in Texas, I had never been 
to an apple orchard, and certainly had never 
picked apples. We had pear trees, but not 
apple trees. On Apple Day, a bunch of us 
hitchhiked to the college orchard. If my pare 
had known that I hitchhiked, they would hi 
Yet, this was a new experience and we had tTieTSesTtTme". 
We picked apples from the orchard and had a wonderful 

Carla Nix ->-> Class of 1 957 

"I learned the meaning of sisterhood at my first Kwanzaa 
celebration on campus. Not understanding the 

L_ significance or meaning of Kwanzaa, I was 

^awn in through someone else's [public ner- 
tVousness]. During the celebration, one 
student forgot her lines. The women in the 
. audience could have watched her struggle, 
I but the opposite happened. They all urged her 
on and helped by finishing her lines with her. 
°" Those moments grabbed me, and I realized I will 

always have sisters who will be there for me." 

Aminata Turray ->*> Class of 2007 

prison ministry continues to thrive and 
surprise! We've seen 'dead' men and 
women rise after overcoming addictions." 

SALLY DUPREE Bamett of Union Grove 
AL: "I was nominated by the Women's 
Guild of Huntsville Museum of Art for the 
citywide art volunteer award, but didn't 
win, I became president of the same 
guild last summer," 


Annapolis MD purchased a year-round 
home in East Boothbay MA, "It has a 
water view and a 22 x 40-foot studio, 
where David and I, having retired from 
medicine, will paint our summers away! 
We will have five grandchildren by June," 


Montoursville PA; "Still training dogs and 
giving demonstrations, particularly for chil- 
dren, I adore our granddaughter Ally, Sons 
live in WV and AZ and I enjoy traveling to 
see them. Got together with MAR- 
GARET "PEGGY" MAPPThacker '63 
and had a delightful time. She's as pretty 
as ever," 


SARAH BRENNAN Freeman of Sanford 
FL: "I'm working as a guidance counselor 
and staffing specialist at Hopper Center a 
school for children who are severely emo- 
tionally disabled- It's a very rewarding job! " 


STUART CHAPMAN Cobb of Little 
Rock AR was installed as national presi- 
dent of The National Society of the 
Colonial Dames of America at their bien- 
nial meeting in Washington DC and will 
chair meetings around the country for 
the next four years, 


of Rolling Hills CA has two grandchildren: 
a boy InTXand a girl in CO, "I'm a dog 
park groupie with my two Bernese 
Mountain dogs Beauregard and 
Jefferson EMMA "EMY" MARTIN 
Halpert '95 came for a quick visit - she 
and Michael had lots of pictures of their 
dariing grandkids. Such fun to get caught 
up on news about East Coast friends." 



of Ponca AR reports that she and hus- 
band Buzz retired and moved closer to 
their children "We now live in a log home 
overlooking the Boxley Valley in the Ozark 

"After retiring from the federal govern- 
ment, my second career is working as an 
advocate for affordable housing in north- 
ern Virginia with Habitat for Humanity, 
Reston Interfaith, and R.PJ, Housing" 

ANN WADE Godwin of Fishersville VA 
reports that youngest son Thomas gradu- 
ated from Duke Law School with J.D. 
and international law degrees and now 

works in New York City Daughter Beth is 
in top management training at Blue Ridge 
Lumber Older son Rich is realizing his 
dream with wood carving. Daughters 
Amanda and Ann share a small house 
and landscaped last summer," 


BARBARA HANNA Joyner of Lexington 
VA: "Jim IS still at VMI. so I'm walking the 
same streets I walked as a freshman at 
MBC. We have four grandchildren who 
have us 'wrapped around their little fin- 
gers,' and they know it! " 

NANCY JEFFRIES Obenschain of 

Dunwoody GA teaches fourth grade read- 
ing and is working on earning her gifted 


Campbellsville KY: "Milton and I are 
enjoying our five grandchildren. I am a 
high school guidance counselor and he is 
a university biology professor We see our 
three children and their families often, and 
like to travel in the summer." 

ANNEWILLIAMS Blanks: "We built a 
new home in a golf community in 
Woodbridge VA. We have a first floor 
master bedroom that my husband said 
we needed at our age. I didn't think we 
were that old! Son Jim and his family live 
in the same community, so the grand- 
daughters are close by." 


SUSETTE BARBEE Payne of Evanston IL 
facilitates art classes for Open Studio 
Project which uses art for healing and 
awareness in the Evanston community. 

CECELIA DAVIS Stevens moved back to 
Richmond VA in 2003 where she man- 
ages a dental office. She reports that 
daughter Heather married Clayton Wine 
in Scotland in 2003, and daughter 
MEREDITH STEVENS '98 manages the 
James Island Cats music store. Both 
daughters live in Charleston SC. 

SUSANNE "SUE" DYER Stanley of 

Washington DC reports that first grand- 
child Lucy Katherine Stanley arrived in 
November "We're thrilled and looking for- 
ward to making tnps to Nashville in our 
soon-to-be retirement!" 

SUSAN MERKLAS Kahn of Coral Gables 
FL: "We're grandparents to a wonderful 
two-year-old. Will. Our son Lowell 
received his medical degree from Emory 
University and married his college sweet- 
heart. He's doing a residency at UVA. Our 
daughter Lauren graduated from Emory 
with her BA" 

BARBARA PENICK Jimenez of Madrid. 
Spain: "I'm finally going to be a grand- 
mother! Son Joey's wife Esther is 
expecting their first child in September 

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retired and enjoy tennis and our 
Presbyterian church." 

JANE COLLIS Thornton "We moved to 
Santa Clara CA after 21 years in Danville 
CA, Daughter Liz, a 2004 graduate of 
University of Colorado, works in New 
York City at Music Choice. Daughter 
Virginia is a sophomore at University of 
Southern California. I passed the 
California Better Education Skills Test and 
started substitute teaching." 


York City is president of The Young 
Group, a marketing company, and teach- 
es a graduate course in market research 
at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 
State University of New York 


Flat Rock NC retired from Harcourt 
School Publishers in 2002 and moved to 
North Carolina with husband George 
She enjoyed a visit from JUDITH "J." 
Jay '70 in November. 


Richmond VA: "My husband and I still 
practice law full time I specialize in 
medical malpractice defense Our 
daughter is 17 and our son is 15" 

SARA "SALLY" JAMES of Staunton VA 
was listed in the 2004 edition of Who's 
Who Among America 's Teachers. " I had 
a visit in November with MARY JANE 
WIRTZ Winter '69 - vibrant and delight- 
ful as ever, at Union Theological 
Seminary where she is alumnae direc- 
tor. I will spend April and part of May in 
England doing research before going to 
Italy. I am participating in two confer- 
ences: one in Cambridge, England and 
one in Orvieto, Italy I have been writ- 
ing grants to fund research for a book 
in progress on Art in England My 
book, Signorelh and Fra Angelica at 
Orvieto Liturgy, Poetry, and a Vision of 
the End-time (Ashgate Publishing, 
2003) has received favorable reviews 
from art and theological journals. That 
IS a good feeling after putting so many 
years, not to mention blood, sweat 
toil, and tears, into it" 

Savage of Salem VA, "I lost my hus- 
band Lon Savage last July and my 
friend and MBC roommate SALLIE 
BARRE James '68 in December - both 
to cancer. Son Ned is a freshman at 
Hampden-Sydney and loves it." 


ALICE DIBRELL Freeman of Marion 
VA "My husband Isaac is a general dis- 
tnct judge. Our children are adults: 
Nelson, 20, is a junior at Wake Forest 
University: daughter Walker graduated 
from Duke in 2002 and is headed to 
Washington DC, after a year in London. 
Daughter Alice Schaap graduated from 
Davidson in 2000. married a fellow stu- 
dent at Columbia Theological Seminary 
and will graduate this year: and Clair, a 
1997 Davidson graduate, is a CPA with 
a husband in residency at UNC, I'm 


Anderson of Oklahoma City OK works 
as director of development for the 
National Cowboy & Western Heritage 
Museum in Oklahoma City. Last July she 
saw CAROLYN DAY '72 while attending 
a reception for the museum in Santa Fe 


CAROLYN DAY is manager and tabletop 
buyer for Cookwork's in Dallas TX where 
she resides. "After being based in Santa 
Fe NM for five years, I was transferred 
back to Dallas to head the store and 
manage my international buys from our 
distribution center." 

THALIA GOOCH Stoddard of Aiken SC 
works as director of guidance at 
Wardlaw Academy in Johnston, and hus- 
band Robbie is a computer programmer 
for Aiken County Robbie's two children 
Deana, mother of 5-year-old Kathenne, 
and Derek, who works at Georgia 
Southern University "My son Stuart 
Early 23, has been serving in Iraq with 
the Army since January 2004, and we 
hope he will return this Spring" 


Jacksonville FL says that twins Burton 
and Paul graduated from Furman 
University in May 2004, and youngest 
son Brooks entered Furman this past fall 

Muehlman of Charleston WV is a high 
school humanities teacher She reports 
that her son is a graduate of UVA School 
of Architecture and her daughter lives in 
Charleston SC and writes for a newspaper 

Potomac MD started a new business, 
Hilary Taylor bags, named after her two 
daughters. The designer handbags are 
sold by City Lights Jewelry and may be 
found at www citylightsiewelry com 

LINDA VERNER Smith of Lake 
Oswego OR volunteers for S.M.A.R.T a 
reading program for underpriviledged 
children in Oregon She reports that 
daughter LAUREN SMITH '04 lives and 
teaches in Staunton, and son 
Christopher has a son and is expecting 
another child in June. 


JULIE CLARK Reedy continues her 
practice as a family law attorney in 
Dallas TX where she resides. "I am 
past chairman of Dallas Bar 
Association Juvenile Justice 
Committee and am serving on the 
State Bar of the Texas Child Abuse and 
Neglect Committee. Husband Frank 
continues with structural engineering 
and architectural technology firm. The 
Reedy Group. He is chairman of Lee 
Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy. 

Son Barrow is a junior at Trinity in San 
Antonio and will spend spring semes- 
ter studying in London while working 
as an intern at Parliament" 


Charlottesville VA: "Byrd and I have an 
empty nest - our youngest staaed UVA 
I've been helping my elderly parents, 
managing some real estate properties, 
and enjoying ballroom dancing. I enjoyed 
an MBC get-together at the home of 

HELEN PLUMMER Lee of Huntsville AL 
manages the Madison Public Library in 
Madison AL 


ANN DAY of Holden MA: "My partner 
of almost 25 years. Donna Enberg, and I 
were legally married at our church in 
Massachusetts in October We were 
delighted to have among our wedding 
'73, her daughter Hannah, and former 
MBC faculty member Lynne Rudder 
Baker and husband Tom" 


Worth TX spends much of her time rais- 
ing awareness for Reflex Sympathetic 
Dystrophy (RSD) and the need for pain 
management programs for children who 
have RSD "We have a lovely daughter 
Emily, 15, who has had RSD and she is a 
straight-A student and very talented 
Our sunshine!" 


LAURA JOHNSON Schultz of McLean 
VA reports that daughter KATHERINE 
"KATE" SCHULTZ Buff '01 is serving in 
the US Marines. She married ILt Taylor 
Buff, who IS stationed in Iraq, in Guam 
last July Kate's twin sister LAURA 
"BESS" SCHULTZ '01 is engaged to 
marry Paul Flick in October 2006. 

TERRY RIEVE Senechal of Oxnard CA 

"I'm marned to Roland No kids (two 
cats) We're both in our 25th year with 
Farmers Insurance and spend free time 
on our sailboat." 


Altman of Fredericksburg VA: "It only 
took me 29 years to get back to Virginia' 
I'm working for Dons Buffett and 
Sunshine Lady Foundation. I went on a 
business tnp to Brevard NC and ran into 
ANN SHIELDS Stone '76 Sons 
Heyward, 23, and Charlie, 20, are on 
their own - HA' " 


Barrington Rl reports that first child 
Chris IS a freshman at Brown 
University. Second son Matt is a high 
school junior "Almost time to research 
the empty-nester lifestyle!" 


Hot Springs AR and her six children 
attended the July 2003 dedication of 
the new Law Library at County Court 
House in memory of her late husband 
Thomas Clinton Huey. Pictured (I to r): 
Thorn, Liz, Frances, Martha, Bill, 
Martha Ann, and Mary Catherine. 

1957 classmates il to r) JULIE RAND 
Brawner, NAN CANDLER Freed, and 
NANCY SWITZER Sowers enjoyed a 
mini-reunion last year on Sutton Island MA. 


STUART CHAPMAN Cobb '65 (third 

from left) was installed as national pres- 
ident of The National Society of the 
Colonial Dames of America in 
Washington DC. 

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Then and Now 

Who was the first person you met at Mary Baldwin? 

"The summer before I arrived at Mary Baldwin, ^^_ 
a letter came telling me who my roommate ^y^lTT 

would be. It was Mary Kay Schorn from ~ 

Cape Charles. I asked my grandmother, who 
lived in Portsmouth, where Cape Charles ^ 
was. She said it was close by. I got M ary's a 
telephone number and we visited eac 
homes. For the next four years of ou 
career, we were roommates. Even today, M 
tain a close relationship." 

Clair Carter Bell *>-> Class of 1976 

Stacey Headley remembers that Natalie Austin was the 
first person she met during a college Meet and Greet in 
Staunton. "I wasn't expecting to make friends that 
night, but now, three years later, the person I sat with 
that night is still my friend." 

Natalie Austin remembers meeting Stacey at the 
Meet and Greet, but she also remembers feeling melan- 
^' choly after Stacey's mother said her daughter 
rj;^ f would be a commuter student. The summer 
\ progressed, school began, and Natalie 
would see Stacey only in passing. One 
' day, Natalie's mom suggested that 
Natalie go to lunch with Stacey. They did, 
' and during Natalie's junior year she decid- 
ed to live off-campus. Stacey became her 
roommate and she will also be Stacey's maid of 
honor in her upcoming wedding. 

Stacey Headley ->-> Class of 2006 
and Natalie Austin ->-> Class of 2005 


of Waynesboro VA: "I received my mas- 
ter's in counseling from Eastern 
Mennonite University in June, and am 
working as an intensive in-home clinician 
for children and families at our local com- 
munity services board. I was scared to 
go back to school at age 47 but I highly 
recommend iti Oldest daughter Jennifer 
is in Portland directing volunteers at a 
children's hospital. Middle daughter 
Kathleen is a customer care rep at 
Ntelos. Youngest daughter Margaret is a 
sophomore at Waynesboro High School." 


met former MBC roommate SHAWN 
KEYS Whitman 76 of Tulsa OK for lunch 
and a museum tour in Washington DC- 
MARY SUE MATTOX McAllister of 
Staunton VA reports that son William 
Kenly McAllister Jr. graduated from 
Virginia Tech. 

MELISSA RHODES McCue of Gibsonia 
PA reports that daughter Molly is a junior 
at Aquinas Academy, hoping to continue 
playing field hockey in college; son 
Patnck IS in eighth grade; and daughter 
Meredith is in sixth grade, playing violin 
and nding horses. 


ANNE KRUTULIS Knopp of Staunton 
VA IS working on her master's in special 



Charlotte NC owns White Tree 
Associates, LLC, a real estate invest- 
ment company. Husband Mike is 
working at Coldwell Banker United 


Topsfield MA: "I've been living in the 
Boston area for 15 years. I work with my 
husband in the toy business and have 
two daughters ages 13 and 8. I enjoyed a 
visit from NANCYTOKARZ 78 last fall " 


MARY POLLARD Raith of Winnetka IL; 
"My husband Peter and I have four boys: 
Carter, 9, Charlie, 7 Henry, 5, and 
Tommy, 3." 



Asheville NC: "I'm doing the same thing 
I did last year, except I'm a year older 
and have more wrinkles! Raising four 
daughters and a husband is wonderful." 

EDITH "EDIE" PARDOE Webb: "I still 
live in Raleigh NC with husband Robert 
and sons Hunter and Oliver. I'm an assis- 
tant first grade teacher at The Raleigh 
School where both sons attend." 


Staunton VA joined 1 st Choice GMAC 
Real Estate. "I plan to take my sixth- 
grader to a Fighting Squirrels basketball 
game. She played in the basketball camp 
at MBC last summer." 



Raleigh NC remarried in September. She 
"Husband Jim Hayes works for North 
Carolina Environmental Health and son 
Jonathan Cole, 19. is a freshman at East 
Carolina University." 


Alexandria VA stays busy with twins 
Chariotte and Walter, 7 who are in first 
grade at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes 
School in Alexandria. 


KELLY GARCIA Confer of Mount 
Pleasant SC: "My husband Ed and I 
relocated to the Charieston area. After a 
number of years working in public affairs 
on Capitol Hill and in vanous places in 
DC, I decided to be a stay-at-home 
mom. Samuel Ramon joined the family 
in October 2003, making us a family of 
five with Rachel, 10, and Natalie, 5. We 
are enjoying life in the Lowcountry and 
love being so close to the beach. 
Charieston is a beautiful place and I 
hope to connect with other MBC alum- 
nae in the area" 

SHEILA KENDRICK and husband Daniel 
stay busy raising a 4-year-old son and 5- 
year-old daughter, as well as practicing 
medicine in their newly improved office 
in rural northern New England. 

Lykowski of Charlotte NC: "I got remar- 
ned to Jim Lykowski in March 2004 on 
the Outer Banks in Manteo NC ." 

CARRIE MURAD Rogers of Lake Bluff 
IL: "I'm working part time at my daugh- 
ter's school and really enjoy It! Katie is in 

the fifth grade." 

CAROLYN SMITH Bryant and hus- 
band Del of New York City welcomed 
first child Thaddeus "Tad" Greene 
Bryant in April 2004. He weighed 7 
lbs., 14 02. "I'm having serious 
thoughts about givingTad a sibling. I'm 
studying to take the LSAT Some of my 
classmates might recall I worked as a 
law librarian during college at 
Staunton's Timberlake firm for the 
grandfather of my freshman roommate 
BEVERLY MEARES Hicks '86. ! plan 
to attend school part time in my home- 
town of New York City." 


MELISSA BAILEY Hogston lives in 
Chadottesville VA with husband Poe 
and son Blake, 14. She is employed 
with Woridstrides as a marketing 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

1967 classmates (I to r) ENNES LITTRELL, KATHY LOLLY CATCHING Anderson '71 II) and CAROLYN MBC alumnae enjoying a get-together in October at 
MYERS Faust, and SUE MCDOWELL Whitlock DAY '72 Ir) attended a reception for the National K P Duty Gourmet Shoppe & Cafe in Bristol TN (I to rl; 
and their husbands got together at Sue's house Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum last July at the JERRY HILL Goodpasture '74, ANN WHITTEN 
last summer home of Mrs. William Egolf (centerl in Santa Fe NM Gillenwater '68, LINDA FORBES Riley '73, and 


assistant, helping to plan and organize 
educational travel for middle and high 
school students. 


lives in Charleston SC with husband 
Jamie and four children; Emily, 12, Bill, 
9, Catherine, 6, and Chris, 4, 


Santa Rosa, Costa Rica: "I've lived in 
Costa Rica for over three years. My hus- 
band Philip and I have two beautiful 
daughters: Claire, 3, and Meg, 2. Both 
are Costa Rican and American citizens, 
and are bilingual! We own a sportfishing 
business and have a great house with a 
fabulous view of the Pacific Ocean. We 
invite MBC friends to visit." 



MARY "LISA" DERBY of Alexandria VA 
was promoted to senior director at 
Construction Specifications Institute 
(CSI), a national association of about 
16,500 specifiers, architects, engineers, 
contractors, building matenals suppliers, 
and others involved in commercial and 
institutional building design and con- 


of Deltaville VA: "I'm working at 
Williams and Shernll doing interior 
design. I have a two-year-old daughter 
named Janie. We've been busy restor- 
ing a 1903 farmhouse in Deltaville and 
dividing our time between there and 
Richmond. Hope all is well!" 


DANA BOTH happily resides in 
Charlotte NC with daughters Julia, 5, 
and Kate and Sydney, 3. 


husband Austin and I live in Columbia SC 
and had a baby boy Archer Beattie 
Meares, in April 2004 After teaching 
nine years as a special education 
teacher I am enpying staying at home! " 

ALLISON JAMES Hescock and hus- 
band George of New Orleans LA 
welcomed daughter Sarah Montgomery 
Hescock last August 

LORI SMITH Beck teaches an educa- 
tion class at University of Texas at San 
Antonio where she became an adjunct 
faculty member last fall. 

M. "MELISSA" WOODS of Charlotte 
NC was recognized in The Charlotte 
Observer m May 2004 as a seasoned 
personal chef, and celebrated 8 years in 
business as Menu By Melissa. "I am 
completing my first year as an adjunct 
professor at The Art Institute of 
Charlotte Culinary School where I'm 
teaching future culinanans safety and 
sanitation, supervision, career prepara- 
tion, and food and beverage operations 
management. I'm enjoying a second 
term as president of the women's group 
at St John's Episcopal and as director of 
audience development on the Fnends of 
Music Board at Queens University." 



Colonial Heights married Bill Smith, VMI 
'91 , in 1996. "We have a wonderful son, 
Billy, 5 I'm fortunate to be a stay-at- 
home mom" 


JULIE ADAMS Ranson of Richmond 
VA "My husband Todd and I wel- 
comed daughter Molly Coddington 
Ranson in June 2003. I'm teaching 
elementary school art and enjoy sum- 
mers off to travel and spend time with 

Molly ALISON SHIPREK Kemper '92 

and daughter Ellie visited us at 
Halloween, We plan to get together 
with SARA ROBERTS Metersky '92 

this spring." 

LORI ATKINS Meyers of Hyattsville 
MD: "While teaching in Okinawa, 
Japan, I met my husband Dr. Timothy 
Meyers. We hope to move to Florida 
within the next year" 

MacKellar of Oklahoma City OK: "I am 
working as an interior designer, mar- 
ned to Bruce, and busy with life, I 
enjoy entertaining and taking care of 
our two dogs Boomer and Millie," 


husband Steve of The Woodlands TX 
welcomed son Eli Sukin last 
September. Eli joined big brother 
Jacob, 3. She works as chief operating 
officer of St. Luke's Hospital. 

AMY GUFFEY Darby and husband 
John of Staunton VA welcomed son 
John "Walker" Albert Darby in 
October. Walker weighed 11 lbs., 13 
oz. and was 22 in. He joined big sister 
Whitney, 5. 

MARY HUNTER LEACH '77 (I) of Kilauea HI with 
former MBC roommate SHAWN KEYS Whitman 

'76 (rl of Tulsa OK last October met for lunch and a 
museum tour in Washington DC. 

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Celebrating the wedding of ELLEN BUTLER McDonald 
'93 to John McDonald III are (I to ri ANU NAIDU '93, 
STEPHANIE MOORE Williams '87 aunt of the bride 
GAY GILMORE Butler '67, the bride, aunt of the bride 
Amonette '93 

Celebrating LAUREN WARDER Gvilio's '97 wedding 
to Jeffrey Gvillo in October are MBC friends (I to r): 
Hemmingsen '97 CECE PRESSLY '00 NEISHA 
ELLIS Brown '97, the bride ALEXIS HERBSTER '97 
'97 and EMILY ALEXANDER Douglas '98 

Then and Now 

What organizations or activities were you 
involved in at Mary Baldwin? 

"I was in the history club. In my history class, Mondays 
were current events days. That was during World War^^ 
n, but I never had time to read the newspaper. ^^ 
Back then, I didn't have access to television / 

either. Thinking on my feet, I remembered the / 
Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center in Staunton. I 
Some of the soldiers who were wounded in the V 
war were sent to the Centen So, I told my history \ 
class about my volunteer work entertaining those 
soldiers and helping at the center. It was a lot of fun. 
And, my histor)' teacher thought it was the greatest thing!" 
Betsy Williamson *>-> Class of 194?, 

"I have participated in numerous clubs and extracurricular 
aaivities that have allowed me to meet new and exciting 
people. Originally, I came to Mary Baldwin to play field 
hockey. I did play and became co-captain of the team in my 
junior year. I also entered the Virginia Women's Instiaite 
ipc Leadership at MBC when I was a fresliman. Over the 
years I earned rank as a corporal, sergeant major of 
»^^ corps, and captain. 
k ^V "As a member of Baldwin Program 

.'V \ Board during my freshman year, I hosted 
, Vf I mixers and various speakers on campus. I 
I became special events chairwoman in my 
/ junior year. I also loved being on Honor 
,y Council. As a member of Omicron Delta 
Kappa [the national leadership honor society] 
and Psi Chi |the national honor society for psycholo- 
gy], I hosted a conference and participated in an annual 5K 
race. Knowing I will soon be an alumna, I also joined 
Student Alumnae/i Relations Society (STARS). 

"Being involved has made my experience at Mary 
Baldwin even more memorable." 

Ashley Kizler **> Class of 2005 

TERESA KIBLER Biunton of Powell OH: 
"God blessed my family - fiusband Scoff 
and son Tyler, 2 - wiffi a beautiful baby 
girl. Jillian Ellzabefh was born in 
December. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., 
and was 21 inches." 

"Hello to everyone in the class of 1992. 
I am a social worker at Danville Regional 
Medical Center. I received the Super 
Hero Award for the hospital in 2004. It 
means a free trip in the near future. I 
have two daughters: Madeline, 8, a third 
grader at Sacred Heart School and 
Giiiianne, 4, preschooler. I hope to see 
everyone at our 15th reunion." 


Birmingham AL: "Our third son, 
Edward Harris Barze, was born in 
September 2003, joining brothers 
Henry, 6, and Jay, 4, in our wild all-boy 
household! I'm continuing my cottage 
industry. Beehive, making hand- 
designed stationery and invitations. 
That, husband Brian, and my children 
keep me very busyl" 



and John Early McDonald III of 
Richmond VA marned last May in the 
gardens at Lewis Ginter Botanical 

PAMELA CASE Gustafson and hus- 
band Vince welcomed first child Phillip 
"Cole" Gustafson last August. He 
weighed 3 lbs., 2.5 oz. and was 16.5 
inches. "He was born over two months 
early and released from NICU in perfect 
health on September 30th " Pamela is a 
member of the Leadership Council of 
the Junior League of Pasadena and 
serves as the underwriting and patron 
chair for their annual gala fundraiser. 
They settled into a new home in 
Pasadena CA. She looks forward to wel- 
coming old friends for New Year's In 
years to come. 


Hampshire and Washington DC corre- 
sponded with Gwen Walsh, professor 
emerita of physical education, regard- 
ing her 2004 travels to Morocco, 
Moscow, theTrans-Sibenan, China, and 
Mongolia. She also enjoyed visiting 
Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean 
with her parents. 

STAGEY KESLER Pugh and husband 
Bill of Abingdon MD welcomed first 
child Madison Skylar Pugh last 
September. "She weighed in at 9 lbs. 7 
oz. and is beautiful!" 


MICHELE CARGAIN O'Connell, hus- 
band Ryan and Evan, 2, of North 
Haven CT celebrated the birth of sec- 
ond son Matthew Terence last July. 
"He's beautiful! 

JENNIFER EAVEY Oprison: Tm living 
in Leesburg VA with my husband Chris 
and twins Chariie and J.P, 5, and 
Emma, 2. Chris is running for Virginia 
State Delegate, 33rd District, in the 
2005 Republican Pnmary. We are build- 
ing a home in Lovettsville VA and plan 
to move this Spring" 


Chester NY: "Dominick and I wel- 
comed our first child Emily Lydia 
Petramale last June!" 

MD: "Last May, my husband and I wel- 
comed our son Nathaniel Garrett Hill. We 
are excited to be first-time parents!" 



to Chicago last summer to pursue a 
BFA in painting and sculpture at the Art 
Institute of Chicago. 

JILL PARKER Kissinger of Raleigh NC 
graduated in May 2004 from Johnston 
Community College with an associate's 
degree in nursing. She received her RN 
license in July and is working as an RN 
in the operating room at Rex 

MICHELLE RADLOFF Lubbe and hus- 
band Brian of Saginaw Ml welcomed 
daughter Sophie Margaret last July. 

GRETA SCOTT Selden and husband 
Stephen of Mechanicsville VA celebrat- 
ed the birth of son William Fitzgerald 
Selden last July. William weighed 8 lbs. 
14 oz. and was 21 in. 



LewisburgWV: "My husband Patrick and 
I celebrated our fifth wedding anniver- 
sary and bought a house. I work in the 
quality/risk management department at 
Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. No 
kids yet, but we have two adorable cats! 
I miss all my MBC classmates and look 
forward to our 10th reunion!" 


husband Jason of Lexington VA 
announce the birth of daughter Madison 
Elizabeth last July. "She weighed 9 lbs. 
1 oz. Being a mom is the most challeng- 
ing, yet rewarding job ever! " 


Danville VA is a first grade teacher with 
City Public Schools. "This is my second 
year of teaching after completing the 
teacher licensure program at Lynchburg 
College. I am a member of Kappa Delta 
Pi, education honor society." 


Mechanicsville VA: "My husband Adam 
and I welcomed daughter Lauren 
Mackenzie Baker last October. Son Nolan, 
2, is a proud big brother. I love being able 
to be at home with our children." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

EMILY GOETZ Thompson '99 and Kenny Thompson were 
married in November MBC alumnae at the reception (bacl- 
row. I to r) JENNIFER ROBB '98, sister of the bride JENNIFER 
GOETZ Nystrom '95, the bride CATHERINE BLACK Ogletree 
'99, mother of the bride DANA GOETZ '05, (front row, 1 to r) 
WINN Kidd '99 Fnends m attendance, but not pictured were 

MBC alumnae pictured at the wedding of GRETA WINN Kidd '99 to Thomas "T" Kidd last August in 
Richmond VA Iback row I to rl JENNIFER NERING Onusconich '00 BROOKE HITE Ginn '99, 
ANNIE SAVAL '99 EMILY GOETZThompson '99 AIMEE FAVREAU '99 (middle row, I to I GINI 
GATES DiStanislao '84 SHELLEY KELSAY '98, JANE RAPIER Spence '98, AMY BOWDEN Muir 
CUMMINGS Rennolds '99 (front row, I to r) CAROLE PAYNE Pilcher '73 SARAH WILSON Clepper 
'99 JUDYWEST Kidd '69 the groom, the bride, JENNIFER EDWARDS '99 CATHERINE BLACK 
Ogletree '99 MAKALIA GLEASON Records '98, and NICOLE NAPIER '99 


Leachman and husband Thomas of 
Ashland VA celebrated the birth of son 
Thomas "Manning" Weems Leachman 
last August. He weighed 9 lbs. 

ALISHA DAYE of Fredericksburg VA 
welcomed second child Nikolas Thai 
Huynh in November 

SABRA GEAR of Boydton VA is enrolled 
in Old Dominion University's Teletechnet 
program to earn her MS in education 
with a focus in special education. Sabra 
is a full-time special education teacher at 
Rivermont High School in Chase City 
VA, and runs her own powersports busi- 
ness as a motorcycle rider coach. 


Morgantown VW had her poetry pub- 
lished in the anthology Wild Sweet 
Notes II: More Great Poetry from West 
Virginia. Her poem "The Nursery" 
appeared in the June 2004 issue of The 
Curbside Review. 

SARA MORRIS: "I've had a busy year. 
While in San Diego on business in 
January 2004, I spent a few days with 
MBC fnend JULIE LUCERO '97 We 

visited all the sights and made a day tnp 
to Mexico I also completed an MA in 
history at Mississippi State University 
where I worked as a libranan for five 
years. I moved to West Lafayette IN to 
work on a doctorate m history at 
Purdue University." 


Washington DC is working for 
Department of State at the U.S. 
Embassy in Baghdad for a one-year tour. 
"I'm having a fabulous time meeting 
people from all over the world and help- 
ing the Iraqi people." 


husband Jacob of New York City wel- 
comed second son Seaborn Pengilly 
Barker in November. 

LAURENWARDER Gvillo of Duluth 
GA: "In October. I married my boyfriend 
of SIX years, Jeffrey Paul Gvillo We had 
a wonderful wedding and shared it with 
some close Mary Baldwin girlfriends 
We bought our first house last Spnng, 
so we've had a busy year! We're enjoy- 
ing life as newlyweds." 


ANGELA AMOS Rowe and husband 
Bryce of Richmond VA welcomed daugh- 
ter Lucy Elizabeth Rowe last August. 
Lucy loined older brother Peyton 

was named one ofTennessee's "30 
Under 30: by Business Tennessee mag- 
azine She was recognized for efforts 
indicating "a strong likelihood of future 
accomplishment" A Health Care 
Administration majorat MBC, she 
earned a master's in hospital administra- 
tion, and co-founded Vanderbilt Center 
for Better Health. The magazine story 
also stated: "The center has become a 
magnet for top national health care lead- 
ers working to transform the delivery of 
health care, and Calhoun is on a leader- 
ship track that could propel her to a 
director post at the center in future 
years. Her extensive professional and 
community involvement includes serv- 
ing on the board of Nashville's 
Leadership Health Care and working 
with Relay for Life." 


Richmond VA works as a counselor with 
Family Preservation Services. "I'm living 
in Richmond with Nick, my husband of 
four years, son Branden, 4, and daughter 
Bntney 2. My son started his first year at 
Victory Christian Academy. I can't believe 
I've been gone from MBC that long! " 

MELANIE JONES Flowers of Bonney 

Lake WA is attending nursing school. 

LAURA MCCARTER Stone and hus- 
band Hagan welcomed daughter 
Catherine Hagan Stone last August. 


Greenbelt MD wrote an article with 
two of her colleagues that was select- 
ed for publication in a peer-reviewed 
journal. "The paper, 'Using Vignettes 
in Cognitive Research on 
Establishment Surveys,' was pub- 
lished in the June 2004 issue of The 
Journal of Official Statistics" 

JANE RAPIER Spence "My husband 
and I moved to northern Virginia in 2004, 
and purchased a home in Alexandria. I 
am a senior development associate with 
Hayes and Associates in McLean, and 
Jason IS legislative assistant/counsel for 
Congressman Bob Ney of Ohio." 

AMYWOOLSTON HInkle of Glasgow 

VA graduated from Shenandoah 
University in December, with an MS in 
education with a concentration in 


RAMONA DAVID of Rockville MD is 

engaged to Francis Ivan de la Pena.The 
couple announced their engagement to 
family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. 

EMILY GOETZ Thompson and Kenny 
Thompson of Greensboro NC married in 
November. Emily is associate director of 
annual giving at Elon University and 
Kenny is a business analyst with a com- 
puter software company in Greensboro. 


Clifton Forge VA: "I accepted a new 
position as service unit membership 
manager with the Girl Scouts of Virginia 
Skyline Council, in Roanoke" 

Meaningful Opportunities 

Mary Baldwin College is an exciting place to work. We 
have an important mission, excellent leadership, and an 
ambitious yet attainable plan that puts MBC at the fore- 
front of liberal education for the 21 st century. We invite 
you to consider employment at Mary Baldwin. You will find 
the most current information on our Website at 
www. mbc. edu/admin/employment 

At press time, these were some of the openings that 
may be particularly interesting to qualified alumnae/i: 
executive director of alumnae/i and parent relations, assis- 
tant professor of education/ADP Program, major gifts 
officers, PC-Telecom repair technician, assistant director 
of Annual Giving. 

Spnng 2005 ▲ Mary Baldwin College Magazine 


Then and Now 

Why did you choose to attend Mary Baldwin? 

"I came to Mary Baldwin at the age of 10 to study 

music with Professor Schmidt, who was from ^ 

Germany. He was a wonderful piano 
teacher, but it was a waste of my parents' 
money. Later, while I was working at 
Thomas Jefferson School teaching third 
and fourth grades, I had my teaching cer- 
tificate, but I continued taking classes at 
Mary Baldwin to earn more credits. I contin- 
ued working on my degree through the 
Depression and finished my degree around 1950." 

Mary Artis Dennis ->-> Class of 1926 

"'~~~*"*»w "I was looking for a women's college 

— ^V because of the culture I am from. The only 
\ way I could live away from my family 
* I was to attend an all-women's college. I 
j began searching for colleges on the 
/ Internet and came across Mary Baldwin. 
/ I applied here with the intent that I would 
stay for one semester and transfer to another 
school. I ended up staying because I like it here. I 
have become involved in organizations such as Migrant 
Tutor Program. I have learned to manage my time bet- 
ter, and having friends makes Mary Baldwin a more 
interesting place." 

Azada Hussanini ->-> Class of 2008 

Do you have memories you would like to share? 

If so, we'd love to hear them and 

possibly include them in upcoming issues: 

By e-mail: 

•"''■ QoMPA, Mary Baldtcin College 

ton, VA 24401 

CHANDA HOFFMAN Poole and hus- 
band Jason of Edinburg VA celebrated 
the birth of second child Nathan Charles 
Poole last July. Nathan's big sister Emily, 
2, "really loves him." 

VA passed the July 2004 Virginia Bar 
Exam and is an associate practicing 
patent law for a Washington DC firm. 

JENNIFER WHITE Vernon of Sterling 
VA: "I've had a couple of intense and 
busy years. I married David How/ard 
Vernon in July 2003, and we had our 
first child, Lucas Riley Vernon last 
August. We're doing great and really 
enjoying the new addition to our family" 

GRETA WINN Kidd and Thomas 
Pascal "T" Kidd III of Richmond VA 
married last August at St. Stephen's 
Episcopal Church. 


KERRI BURTON of Chester VA works 
as a real estate agent with Long & 
Foster in Chesterfield. 


married Jason Homme last October in 
Forked River NJ where they reside. 
Classmates JAMIE BAER and ELIZA- 

attended the wedding. 

JAMIE CROSS of Belle Mead NJ: "After 
my initial four-year commitment as a sur- 
face warfare officer, I resigned my 
commission in the U.S. Navy in June 
2004. I took some time off to volunteer 
on an archaeological dig, then worked in 
my parents' businessas a project man- 
ager. I have a new career as a 
pharmaceutical matenals planner for 
Johnson and Johnson/Ortho-McNeil 

Marcus Kornegay announce the birth of 
daughter Leyla Marie Kornegay last May 
in Durham NC. 


"Justin and I moved from Baumhoder, 
Germany to Sierra Vista AZ. We will be 
here until spring when we'll move again. 
Our son Miles turned 3 in March." 

Mousourakis and John Steven 
Mousourakis married last May at 




and Dr. Robert Allen in attendance. 
After honeymooning in Crete, Greece, 
they returned home to Guyton GA 
where Mary Catherine is marketing 
director for Sanctuary Cove at St. 
Andrews Sound and Steve is president 
of Big House Graphix. 


husband Scott of MechanicsvilleVA wel- 
comed son William Byrd Jackson in 
December He was welcomed by big 
sister Madeline Dey, 2, EMILY DIXON 
Girardler '02 is Will's godmother 


Fredericksburg VA is a police officer with 
Arlington County Police Department. In 
November, the National Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution award- 
ed her the Law Enforcement 
Commendation Medal in recognition of 
outstanding achievement and dedication 
to the maintenance of law and order 
specifically related to an incident where 
Officer Nosal drove her police cruiser 
into a runaway vehicle to prevent it from 
harming police officers and pedestrians 
in the immediate area. 


husband Aaron of Pensacola FL wel- 
comed daughter Amelia Ryan Sims 
last October 

ALICIA YOUNG: "I started a media 
development company The Blue Sky 
Studio, with a friend of mine and relocat- 
ed to Los Angeles CA. We specialize in 
television programming and documen- 
taries and are pitching a number of 
shows to various networks. We did a 
documentary on the 2005 Rose 

AMANDA YOUNG McCray of Staunton 
VA received her pre-K through sixth 
grade teaching licensure from MBC's 
post graduate teacher licensure program 
while teaching a special education high 
needs class at Stuarts Draft Elementary 
School. "I am teaching second grade 
regular education at the same school. I 
remain close fnends with PATRICIA 
GORDON Bradley '00 Trish teaches 
sixth grade science at Stewart Middle 
School in Fort Defiance VA, and bought a 
home in Staunton a few blocks from my 
house! Ashley marned in July 2002 and 
is in Waynesboro and is self-employed." 


ASHLEY ADAMS Miller: "In March 
2004 my husband Joe and I moved to 
Suffolk VA after Joe finished his time in 
the Navy. Last July, we welcomed first 
child Adam Kirwan. He has brought such 
joy to our lives!" 


NashvilleTN: "Brad and I settled into our 
new home last fall and enjoyed a trip to 
Florida in February. My bank merged 
with SunTrust and everyone has been 
busy learning new programs and grow- 
ing our business. Warm wishes to all my 
MBC sisters! I love and miss everyone." 

NORAH PICK Pence of Fredericksburg 
VA marned Adam Pence last June. 
"We honeymooned in Jamaica and 
moved into our new house last sum- 
mer. I started a job with the family 
business, J.F Pick, Inc." 

2001, I married Thomas Bryant. We are 
live in Williamsburg VA. I've been teach- 
ing fourth grade at Williamsburg 
Christian Academy for two years, and in 
May 2004, graduated from MBC's MAT 
program. I enjoy married life, teaching, 
and playing with my chocolate lab, 
Baxter! I'm looking forward to our class 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

reunion and catchinq up with my Mary 
Baldwin friends' " 


Chapel Hill NC completed her master "s 
of social work at UNC Chapel Hill in May 
2004, and is employed as a clinical 
social worker in the UNC Chapel Hill 
Counseling and Psychological Service 

KIM MOREHEAD of Oiiando FL; "I'm back 
with Disney as a photographer for their 
PhotoPass program I started a freelance 
graphic design business this year^' 

KELLY REESE " I moved to Austin TX to 
study at Austin Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary, earning a master's in divinity. 
At the conclusion of seminary, I will be 
ordained as a minister in the 
Presbyterian Church (U S A ) 


of ConroeTX marned Carey West last 
August in Vienna VA "I am employed by 
Benchmark Hospitality and Carey works 
for the fire depaament I want to give a 
huge thanks to SUNITA JAIN '02 and 
Collins '01 for attending our wedding 
Congratulations to Jessi for an amazing 
wedding. You and B J, are perfect for 
each other!" 


Midlothian VA "Greetings to all' Chris 
and I moved into a new house and I 
started regular coursework towards my 
MBA. I am with Media General, Inc , in 
the interactive media division I hope all 
my former classmates are doing well 
and having a wonderful 2005!" 


EMILY ALLEN Jiancristoforo "I mar- 
ned Mike Jiancristoforo last October at 
Tnnity United Methodist Church in 
was a bridesmaid and other MBC 
friends in attendance were ERIN 
MEGAN KLECKNER Moore 03 and 

ELIZABETH "LISA" HOUGH '83 to Jim Hayes 

September 11,2004 


March 17,2004 

ANNE "ELLEN" BUTLER '93 to John Early McDonald III 

May 29, 2004 

LAUREN WARDER '97 to Jeffrey Paul Gvillo 

October 9, 2004 

EMILY GOETZ '99 to Kenny Thompson 

November 20, 2004 

GRETA WTNN '99 to Thomas Pascal "T." Kidd 111 

August 28, 2004 

DONNA-MARIE CIACCIO '00 to Jason R. Homme 

October 9, 2004 

MARY CATHERINE HUSTON '00 to John Steven Mousourakis 

May 15,2004 

NORAH PICK '01 to Adam Pence 

June 19,2004 


August 7, 2004 

EMILY ALLEN '02 to Mike Jiancristoforo 

October 16, 2004 

AYTSHA MUHAMMAD '02 to Jason L. Hawkins 

November 13,2004 

TAMMY MCDANIEL '03 to Thomas Baldwin 

November 6, 2004 

THERESA "TERRY" MEESE '03 to Timothy Landow 

July 31, 2004 

JENIECE LEWIS '04 to Emmet Williams 

Julv 20, 2004 

bought a house in Richmond I'm in my 
second year of working for PartnerMD, 
LLC, a medical practice, putting my 
health care administration knowledge 
into practice. I look forward to seeing 
everyone at our reunion ! " 

ANN BARTON of Falls Church VA: "I 
bought my very first home in June 2004," 


and husband Chaz of Smithfield NJ wel- 
comed baby boy Avon Aristotle Tyler in 
November He weighed 6 lbs. 

"In November, I began working at the 
West End Center for Youth in Roanoke 
as a transition coordinator, working with 
eighth- through 12th-grade students to 
create goals for after high school. I'm 
excited to have this opportunity and feel 
like a part of a greater whole!" 


Clayton of Stuarts Draft VA married 
Chad Clayton m April 2002, and works at 
Augusta Medical Center as a medical 
social worker on the psychiatnc unit. Her 
specialty is in geriatrics. 

EMIUE GLOVER of Richmond VA is in 
her third year of pharmacy school at 
VCU/MCV in Richmond. "I got engaged 
last summer and am planning a wedding 
in May 2006, after graduation. Hope all 
IS well with everyone and hope to see 
you at Homecoming 2007' 

ANNA HENLEY graduated with her MS 
in environmental studies in May 2004 
and moved to Wauwatosa Wl. "I'm now 
participating in the Sheltersmart 
Internship Program while working with 
Wisconsin Humane Society. I hope 
everyone is well I miss you all" 


Arlington TX marned Jason Hawkins in 
November "DARA MOORE '02 was 

one of my bridesmaids " 

became engaged to Alex Kaplan, UVA 
Class of 2001 last We are living and work- 
ing in northern Virginia and the wedding is 
set for October 15. 2005, in Gloucester 
VA I work for Long & Foster Realtors as a 
real estate agent and love it! " 

VA "I've taken a new position as sole 
graphic designer for John Tyler 
Community College in Midlothian VA. I 
am thrilled that my newest work will 
benefit higher education - memones of 
MBC are fond and frequent while work- 
ing with the students here. I am happy 
to announce my engagement to Robert 
Carrington of Richmond. A May 2005 
wedding is planned" 

DANAWOODS-Allen of Newport News 

VA IS in her third year of teaching fourth 


receiving the Law Enforcement 
Commendation Medal from The National 
Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution in recognition of her outstand- 
ing achievement and dedication to the 
maintenance of law and order 

NORAH PICK Pence '01 married Adam Pence last July 
Celebrating the wedding are MBC friends (back row, I to r) 
'01, the bnde, and CARY CALL '02 

Mary Baldwin friends (I to r, MEREDITH NORRIS '03, 
KLECKNER Moore '03, bride EMILY ALLEN Jiancristoforo 
'03, and KATIE KOONTZ '02 celebrated Emily's marriage 
to Mike Jiancristoforo last October 

Spring 2005 A Mary Baldwin College Magazine 



living in Cumberland MD and working as 
a youth minister. In October, I visited 
KELLEY CLEMENS McElroy '03 in 

Wurzburg, Germany. 

LEANN HINTON moved to 
Charlottesville VA in February 2004 
and shares an apartment with class- 
mate BETSY MCLEOD. LeAnn is 
office manager of a company that 
buys and sells electrical components 
worldwide, and she helps manage a 
restaurant. She is "looking for and 
dreaming of Mr. Right" while staying 
connected with old fnends and mak- 
ing new ones. 

BARBAFWV LEWIS of Vienna VA is an 
assistant kindergarten teacher at Louise 
Archer Elementary School in Fairfax 
County. "Those little ones sure keep us 
busy but they're lots of fun." 

TAMMY MCDANIEL Baldwin of Flint 
Hill VA married Thomas Baldwin in 
November at VMI. 

ANNE MEACHAM of Fort Pierce FL: "I 
moved to Florida during the worst hurri- 
cane season the state has ever seen, 
but I'm enjoying it. I work for the local 
community college as departmental 
stage manager, stage managing five 
shows at a time. During summer, I work 
for Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana as a pro- 
gram coordinator. I miss everyone!" 

MEREDITH NORRIS: "I was promoted 
with Ntelos and moved to Waynesboro VA 
last summer. I love my new job and am 
happy to be back in this part of Virginia." 

hopes all is well with the class of 
2003. "I've been blessed with a con- 
tinuing connection with Mary Baldwin 
through volunteer work with the 
Office of African American and 
Multicultural Affairs. I'm working as a 
rehabilitation counselor while pursuing 
my master's in psychology. May God 
continue to watch over all of you and 
your families" 


CAROLYN SMITH Bryant '86 and Del: a son, Thaddeus "Tad" Greene, April 18, 2004 

COURTNEY GEORGES Meares '90 and Austin: a son. Archer Beattie, April 7, 2004 

ALLISON JAMES Hescock '90 and George: a daughter, Sarah Montgomery, August 16, 2004 

JULIE ADAMS Ranson '92 and Todd: a daughter, Molly Coddington, June 4, 2003 

DEBRA "DEBBIE" FEIGIN Sukin '92 and Steve: a son, Eli, September 30, 2004 

AMY GUFFEY Darby '92 and John: a son, John "Walker" Albert, October 16, 2004 

TERESA KIBLER Brunton '92 and Scott: a daughter, Jillian Elizabeth, December 10, 2004 

WENDY WOODEN Barze '92 and Brian: a son, Edward Harris, September 4, 2003 

PAMELA CASE Gustafson '93 and Vince: a son, Phillip "Cole," August 12, 2004 

STAGEY KESLER Pugh '93 and Bill: a daughter, Madison Skylar, September 16, 2004 

MICHELE CARGAIN O'Connell '94 and Ryan: a son, Matthew Terence, July 23, 2004 

JENNIFER KLOPMAN Petramale '94 and Dominick: a daughter, Emily Lydia, June 24, 2004 

JENNIFER POLLITT Hill '94 and Delaine: a son, Nathaniel Garrett, May 19, 2004 

MICHELLE RADLOFF Lubbe '95 and Brian: a daughter, Sophie Margaret, July 13, 2004 

GRETA SCOTT Selden '95 and Stephen: a son, William Fitzgerald, July 28, 2004 

MELANIE ENTSMINGER Falls '96 and Jason: a daughter, Madison Elizabeth, July 28, 2004 

CHARTTY LAMBERT Baker '96 and Adam: a daughter, Lauren Mackenzie, October 24, 2004 

MARY BROWN BROUGHTON Leachman '97 and Thomas: a son, Thomas "Manning" Weems, August 26, 

ALISHA DAYE '97 : a son, Nikolas Thai Huynh, November 11, 2003 

JENNIFER THOMPSON Barker '97 and Jacob: a son. Seaborn Pengilly, November 19, 2004 

ANGELA AMOS Rowe '98 and Bryce: a daughter, Lucy Elizabeth, August 26, 2004 

LAURA MCCARTER Stone '98 and Hagan: a daughter, Catherine Hagan, August 13, 2004 

CHANDA HOFFMAN Poole '99 and Jason: a son, Nathan Charles, July 1, 2004 

JENNIFER WHITE Vernon '99 and David: a son, Lucas Riley, August 22, 2004 

SHOLEH EHDAIVAND '00 and Marcus: a daughter, Leyla Marie, May 10, 2004 

COURTNEY MARTIN Jackson '00 and Scott: a son, William Byrd, December 2, 2004 

KATHERINE "KATIE" WEST Sims '00 and Aaron: a daughter, Amelia Ryan, October 5, 2004 

ASHLEY ADAMS Miller '01 and Joe: a son, Adam Kirwan, July 23, 2004 

CHINYELU "CHI-CHI" CHIEMELU Tyler '02 and Chaz: a son, Avon Aristotle, November 8, 2004 

attends graduate school at Baylor 
University, working towards her mas- 
ter's in social work. 


and working in Cincinnati OH as a North 
American controls analyst for Proctor & 
Gamble. I travel about 30 percent of the 
time to places like Belgium, France, and 
Costa Rical" 

KELLY BAUMGARTNER is serving as a 
U.S. Army platoon leader for a medical 
logistics platoon in Waldmohr, Germany. 

is associate producer for To The 
Contrary, the country's first news analy- 
sis series featuring all women panelists, 
which IS broadcast on PBS. 

SARAH HATFIELD of The Woodlands 
TX works at Lexicon Genetics, Inc. as a 
research assistant with mice. "Not mar- 
ried, no children, not too excitingi " 

JENIECE LEWIS Williams of Temple 
AZ is pursuing her PhD in sociology at 
Baylor University. Last July, she mar- 
ried high school sweetheart Emmet 

serving with the United States Air 
Force. "I miss the class of 2004. We 
need to get back together real soon. 
This 'real life' stuff is okay, but nothing 
like being at a 10 p.m.-2:00 a.m. mixer 
with your girls." 

All smiles on their wedding day are CASSIE 
SCOTT West '01 and husband Carey West. 
The couple wed last August in Vienna VA. 


SEITZ '03 (r| celebrate New Year's Eve 

in Harrisburg PA. 

AYESHA MUHAMMAD Hawkins '02 of Arlington TX married Jason Hawkins 
in November Celebrating are bridesmaids (I to r): Pchernavia Muhammad, 
Joyce Hawkins, MBC alumna DARA MOORE '02, flower girl Rhaynia Rockhold, 
the bride, Kristi Rockhold, Jennifer Hawkins, and Maraina Britton. 

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"I'm the office manager at Cascade 
Hearing Centers and working witfi my 
churcli's youth group I've been on two 
mission tnps to Europe and Brazil" 

AMANDA PACKETT Settle and hus 

band Jason of Bnghtwood VA are 
parents of daughter Elizabeth Oakley 
Settle, 2. Amanda works as a sales asso- 
ciate at Blue Ridge Growers, a 
wholesale greenhouse located just out- 
side of CulpeperVA. 



JUDITH BAUERLE of Charlottesville VA 
works as a health educator at University 
of Virginia Hospital in the Under Fives 
Center and Clinic of Psychiatric 
Medicine. She teaches incarcerated par- 
ents to connect with their children 
through books. 


SHERRY YOST of Dogue VA is a high 
school art teacher "After 9/11 , I had my 
students create sculptures depicting 
their views of the tragedy I submitted a 
photo-portfolio of the work to President 
Bush through a friend, and as a result, 
the sculptures will be on permanent dis- 
play in President Bush's Library inlexas 
Photos of the sculptures were displayed 

at the Pentagon and in Hart Senate 
Office Building in Washington DC. The 
display IS being stored in the White 
House archives." 



works in the corporate office IT 
department of Bassett Furniture 
"I'm also a CNA and work weekends 
at Tender Loving Care, I care for eight 
Alzheimer's patients and love it. I'm 
into belly dancing and am a yoga 
enthusiast My handsome grandson 
Jacob IS 7 going on 21. He resides in 
Lakelme OH, and whenever he visits 
me, he travels with two pets: a ham- 
ster named Buster and a cat named 
Pico What a combination! My friend 
'89 and I look forward to meeting in 
Roanoke for lunch" 


DUSTIN WELLS is author of The 
Cappuccino Cowboy, a novel published 
by Last Gasp Press and currently avail- 
able on their Web site He teaches 
writing at New College of California in 
San Francisco, where he resides. 


works for Marine Corps Intelligence 
Activity (MCIA) in Washington DC. "In 

October, I was accepted into the Joint 
Military Intelligence College to complete 
my studies and earn a master's of sci- 
ence in strategic intelligence (MSSI). In 
November, I finished the 40-week Denial 
and Deception Analyst Studies Program, 
the academic portion of a master's-level 
certificate program. I am now working on 
my thesis to complete it." 

JUDY MOORE of Wylliesburg VA contin- 
ues to work in public relations and as a 
tour guide for Central High Museum at 
Charlotte Court House VA while wnting 
articles for several local newspapers, 
substitute teaching, and volunteenng at 
Wylliesburg Community Library Her 
poem Skyler was published in the 
Famous Poets Society's anthology Our 
100 Most Famous Poets The Brief 
Chronicles of Our Time 

MERRY WYATT Hankel of Williamsburg 
VA has a new grandson She reports 
that daughter Terisa Arvik and her hus- 
band Darrell of Bloomington IL adopted 
Gary 9, in Apnl 2004 Merry is also 
grandmother to Samuel, 8. 


SANDRA SMITH of Richmond VA 
was listed as one of Richmond's "Top 
40 Under 40" in a 2000 edition of 
Style Magazine Sandra is also a grad- 
uate of Leadership Metro Richmond, 
class of 2003. 

This issue of the Mary Baldwin College 
Magazine offers nunnbers of opportunities to 
interact with us online. We also invite you to 
communicate with us about this issue - your 
thoughts and comments are most welcome. 
An index of those sites listed in this magazine: 

Your comments about the magazine 


www. mbc. edu/news 

VWIL Anniversary 

www. mbc. edu/vwil/anniversary 


www. mbc edu/athletics 

MBC Gift Shop 

www. mbc edu/alumnae/giftshop 

Professor's Book List 

www mbc. edu/admm/booklist 

My Big Fat Spring Break 

WMfw. mbc edu/academic/greekspringbreak 

Classmate Updates (form online) 

www. mbc. edu/alumnae/notes 

Gifts to MBC 

Adult Degree Program: Summer Week 

adp@mbc edu 

Admissions (new Website) 

About Sconyer's Pulp Fiction 

Real-Life Version of Beat the Clock 

The need is real. The time is short. 

Y(Hir Annual Giving ccmtrihutions have direct impact on 
the lives of every student, every day hy keeping tuition 
down, providing sciiolarsliip assistance, conducting criti- 
cal renovation and landscape maintenance for our 
historic campus — and so much more! 

No question that we are grateful to each of you who've 
sent your annual gift already. We are truly counting on 
the rest of you to do what you can in support of this 
notahle college and the transformative education it offers 
all students. 

Time flies — we are counting days (not weeks ami 
months) until this (iiving year ends — June .■>(), 2()().S. 
We can Beat the ("lock, with your gift! 

NuiiiIxT f(ii- AnniKil Clivini; (ionl — $1.2 million 

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USA BOWMAN of Rocky Mount VA was 
on the front page of 77ie Roanoke Times 
in October for receiving a $25,000 Milken 
Family Foundation National Educator 
Award given by the Virginia Department 
of Education. Lisa teaches fourth grade in 
Franklin County VA. 



of Schuyler VA married Timothy Landow 
last July at Albemarle County 
Courthouse followed by a reception at 
Michie Tavern. Terry works in The 
Learning Center at Piedmont 
Community College. 



Cedar City UT teaches theatre at Lehi 
Junior High School. "It's a great way for 
me to begin teaching because it has a 
full theatre program but is not a high 
school. My ninth graders will attend a 
Shakespearean competition here in 
Cedar City where a big festival is held 
every year." 




CrozetVA received the Virginia 
Association for Gifted (VAG) 2004 
Teacher of the Year Award for Region V. 


started a new iob as director of Happy 
Times Child Care Center. She is 
engaged to marry Chris Jones July 2, 


MARY "HELEN" BAYLOR McNeer '26 December 25, 2004 

LOUISE BARLOW Gibson '30 October 3, 2004 

NANCY JOHNSON Hurt '30 December 26, 2004 

VIRGINIA ROBINS Mills '32 September 16, 2004 

VLRGINLA "GINGER" BRAND Francis '33 November 3, 2004 

MARY LOU MOFFITT Knorr '38 December 27, 2004 

"ALICE BORDEN" MOORE Sisson '38 July 31, 2004 

BARBARA PAYNE Webster '40 May 22, 2004 

ANNE EMORY Crane '44 March 21, 2004 

FRANCES GLASS Blair '46 April 28, 2004 

BETTY JEAN "B.J." TOOHEY Craig '46 October 3, 2004 

BETSY FORREST Dunwoody '47 November 11, 2004 

BARBARA MURRAY Perrin '48 November 16, 2004 

PEGGY REID Durden '49 November 17, 2004 

JAN PEGUES Patterson '50 August 9, 2004 

SARAH BAYLOR Tunstall '52 July 20, 2004 

PATRICIA GWYNN Taft '58 September 13, 2004 

MARGARET "MARGOT" TEAGUE Eaton '58 July 4, 2004 

MEREDITH DUNBAR Carlson '60 August 10, 2004 

CYNTHIA FREEMAN Branscome '64 September 4, 2004 

ROBERTA "ROBBIE" LONG Campbell '66 November 14, 2004 

SALLIE BARRE James '68 December 1, 2004 

LYDA HOLT Samuel '69 July 16, 2004 

ELLEN DALLIS '71 September 6, 2004 

ANNE-REID JENNY Bradshaw '71 December 10,2004 

ELIZABETH LIZ" KENNEDY Saunders '79 August 11, 2004 

MANAMI SUZUKI '88 December 25, 2004 

MARVIN SIMMONS '90 Date Unknown 

JAMIE STANFILL '97 September 15, 2004 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine ▲ Spring 2005 

Save the Date: 

You'll BeGladYouDid! 


Remember when you, your daughter or 
your mother graduated? How about 
when your brother, father or husband 
graduated from the Adult Degree 
Program? Join us to salute this year's , 
graduates and enjoy our honored speai 
er Sheila Crump Johnson, co-founder i 
Black Entertainment Television - and : 
America's first black female billionaire. 
See Commencement information at J 

^i7P9mMcl lOedt 

For students in our Adult Degree Program, the option t 
live on campus for a week and take an intensive week-It..^ 
class in subjects ranging from Field Biology to Math for 
Prospective Teachers. Alumnae/i are also encouraged to 
enroll as special students. Contact the Staunton ADP 
Office at or call 540-887-7003 for more info! 

Classes begin for undergraduate residential students 
See our new Admissions site online: 
www. admissions, mbc. edu 

Join Ljij lUI d li edition that once revolved around the col- 
lege's apple orchard - and now is a carnival. If you can't be 
in Staunton, celebrate where you are with other alumnae/i 
in your area. Wear your red and green and add an apple 
dish to every meal. 



We invite you to Mary Baldwin to honor our 
founders Mary Julia Baldwin and Rufus Bailey. 
Seniors look forward to the day to wear their c' 
and gowns for the first time! The special sd'~'^ 
always one of our most prestigious alumni 


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